Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Dangerous Dogs

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. My Department consulted this summer in England, and in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government,...

    • Scotland Analysis: Security

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The UK Government has today published the seventh paper in its Scotland analysis...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Administration

      We have already taken decisive action to cut unnecessary planning red tape, and to make the planning system operate more efficiently and effectively for applicants, local communities and...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • European Union (Referendum) Bill

      South West Devon: (Representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission) The Electoral Commission has today published its statutory assessment of the referendum question...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dog Attacks (Maximum Penalties)

      My Department consulted this summer in England, and in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government, on possible increases to the maximum penalties for aggravated offences under section 3 of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

  • Home Department

    • Scotland Analysis: Security

      The UK Government have today published the seventh paper in their Scotland analysis programme, “Scotland analysis: security”. This series of publications is designed to inform the...

  • Justice

    • Victims of Crime

      Today the Government have published a new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (the Victims' Code). The Victims' Code applies to all victims of criminal offences under the National Crime...

  • Transport

    • HS2

      The Government have today published “The Strategic Case for HS2”, an updated economic case and other supporting documents, including a technical report into possible alternatives to...

    • Highways Agency

      Today I am beginning a period of public consultation on the Government's proposals for transforming the Highways Agency into a government-owned company. At the spending round in June, the...

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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