Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 24 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • National DNA Database: Annual Report

      The Government has now delivered its commitment to reform the retention of DNA and fingerprint records by removing innocent people from the databases, and adding the guilty. 1,766,000 DNA...

    • National DNA Ethics Group: Annual Report

      I am pleased to announce the publication of the 6th annual report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group on 24 October 2013. The Group was established on 25 July 2007 to provide Ministers...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Balance of Competences Review

      I wish to inform the House that, further to the Foreign Secretary’s oral statement launching the review of the balance of competences in July 2012 and the written statements on the progress...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      The Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice) represented the UK at the Agriculture and Fisheries...

  • Transport

    • HS2

      Today I am publishing the Command Paper “The Government Response to the Design Refinement Consultation: Decisions and Safeguarding Directions for Northolt and Bromford”. This document...

    • Haulage: Road Tank Vehicle Compliance

      The Department for Transport is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and industry to resolve an issue around the incorrect...

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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