Written Ministerial Statements

Friday, 22 November 2013

  • Treasury

    • Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 15 November 2013. Ministers discussed the following items: Savings taxation Council discussed a proposal on...

    • Tax Information Exchange Agreement (UK/Gibraltar)

      An arrangement comprising of an exchange of letters amending the 2009 tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with Gibraltar was signed on 21 November 2013 to permit automatic and spontaneous...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan (Monthly Progress Report)

      I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the 32nd progress...

  • Health

    • Medical Innovation (No. 2) Bill

      Medical innovation has been vital to the dramatic rise in life expectancy of the last century. This country has a proud heritage of medical innovation from Alexander Fleming and the discovery of...

    • UK Strategy for Rare Diseases

      The “UK Strategy for Rare Diseases” has been published today. This strategy is the overarching framework document that sets out a shared strategic vision for improving the lives of...

  • Justice

    • Prison Operations

      Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House about the Ministry of Justice’s competition process for the South Yorkshire prisons, Hatfield, Moorland and Lindholme. The House will recall...

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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