Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Terrorism: Finance

      Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (”TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime...

  • Treasury

    • Double Taxation (Republic of Panama)

      A new double taxation convention with the Republic of Panama was signed on 29 July 2013. The text of the convention has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and made available on HM...

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Luxembourg on 15 October 2013. Council discussed the following items. Current legislative proposals The presidency provided an...

      Tax Information Agreements (Guernsey and Jersey)

      Exchange of letters amending the 2009 tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) with Guernsey and Jersey were signed on 22 October 2013 to permit automatic and spontaneous exchanges of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Grangemouth (Update)

      Following developments on this issue I will today provide an oral update to the House outlining the current position.

  • Justice

    • Cost of Motoring

      I am today announcing the publication of the Government’s response to their consultation “Reducing the number and costs of whiplash claims”, which closed on 8 March 2013,...

What is this?

Written Ministerial Statements were introducted in late 2002 to stop the practice of having “planted” or “inspired” questions designed to elicit Government statements.

They are just that – statements on a particular topic by a Government Minister.

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