Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 21 November 2013

  • House of Lords

    • National Forest Company: Triennial Review

      My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Dan Rogerson) has today made the following statement. Today I am publishing the report of the Triennial Review of the National Forest...

    • Terrorism

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Deportation with assurances enables us to deport foreign nationals suspected of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Big Lottery Fund (Triennial Review)

      I am today announcing the start of the triennial review of the Big Lottery Fund. All Government Departments are required to review their non-departmental public bodies at least once every three...

  • Defence

    • Police and Guarding Agency

      On 27 March 2012, Official Report, columns 116-19WS, following a thorough and wide ranging review of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) civil policing and guarding policy, the then Minister...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Public Financing of Coal Plants Overseas

      Today, along with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development, I am announcing that the Government of the UK is joining the United States in agreeing to end support...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Conservation Zones

      Today I am pleased to announce the designation of 27 marine conservation zones (MCZs) in the waters off the English coast. A 28th MCZ at Hythe bay in Kent, will be further investigated by the...

    • National Forest Company (Triennial Review)

      Today I am publishing the report of the triennial review of the National Forest Company (NFC) which was launched on 12 July 2013, Official Report, column 53WS. Triennial reviews of...

  • Home Department

    • Deportation with Assurances Policy

      Deportation with assurances (DWA) enables us to deport foreign nationals suspected of terrorism in compliance with our obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention...

  • Justice

    • Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

      Today, I have placed in the Libraries of both Houses a copy of the Government response to the Law Commission’s report “Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings”. The Law...

    • Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

      Today, I have published the report of the triennial review of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB). I have placed a copy in the Libraries of both Houses. Copies are also available...

  • Transport

    • Airport Security Scanners

      Security scanners are currently in operation at 10 of the UK’s largest airports. They were deployed in response to the threat to aviation posed by non-metallic improvised explosive devices,...

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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