Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 28 November 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. I wish to inform the House of some further important steps that the Government is planning to...

    • Correction to Lords Oral Answer

      I regret to inform the House that because of an administrative error, the verbal answer I gave to my noble colleague, the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 21 November 2013, Official Report Column...

      EU: Trade Foreign Affairs Council

      The Trade Foreign Affairs Council will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali on 3 December 2013. The Council meeting is being held in the margins of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference which is being held...

      Higher Education: Funding

      My Rt. Hon Friend Minister of State for Universities and Science (The Rt. Hon David Willetts) has made the following statement. In the Spending Review this summer, we announced our intention to...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (Jane Ellison) has made the following written ministerial statement. I am today announcing that we have asked Sir...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Student Support

      In the spending review this summer, we announced our intention to end the undergraduate national scholarship programme (NSP) after 2014-15. That decision was based on evaluation which has shown...

  • Treasury

    • Turks and Caicos Islands (Tax Agreement)

      An arrangement comprising of an exchange of letters amending the 2009 tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Turks and Caicos Islands was signed on 26 November 2013 to permit...

  • Defence

    • Foreign Affairs Council

      The 19 November 2013 Defence Foreign Affairs Council opened with consideration of the European Defence Agency budget: I successfully argued for a flat cash settlement. Discussing the defence...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Warsaw Climate Change Conference

      The annual conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations framework convention on climate change took place in Warsaw, Poland, from 11- 23 November. The United Kingdom was represented by...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine TB

      I wish to inform the House of some further important steps that the Government are planning to take to tackle bovine TB (bTB). BTB is the most worrying and costly animal health problem facing our...

  • Health

    • Tobacco Control

      I am today announcing that we have asked Sir Cyril Chantler to carry out an independent review of the public health evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products. Tobacco use is a...

  • Transport

    • Vosa/Dsa

      Earlier this year we consulted on our motoring services strategy which set out our intention to put the customer at the heart of what we do. One of our objectives was to identify ways in which to...

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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