Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 2 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. A key element in the comprehensive strategy this Government is finalising to eradicate bovine TB...

    • Correction to Lords Written Answer

      I wish to inform the House that an error has been identified in the written answer given to Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth at Official Report 25 November 2013 col 246W. The full answer given was:...

      Education: National Curriculum

      My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) made the following announcement: On 11 September 2013, I published the new national curriculum for all...

      EU: Eurojust

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security (James Brokenshire) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Government has decided not to opt in to...

      Local Government Ombudsman Service

      My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Brandon Lewis) made the following Written Ministerial Statement on 29 November 2013. Earlier this...

      National Fraud Authority

      My right hon Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: As part of the Government’s reforms to policing and the fight against...

  • Education

    • Education Reform: National Curriculum

      On 11 September 2013, I published the new national curriculum for all subjects except for English, mathematics and science at key stage 4. Today, I am publishing for consultation the programmes...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine TB

      A key element in the comprehensive strategy this Government are finalising to eradicate bovine TB (bTB) in England within 25 years is successfully tackling the disease reservoir in the badger...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Eastern Partnership Summit

      My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister attended the third Eastern Partnership summit on 28 and 29 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi accompanied...

  • Home Department

    • National Fraud Authority

      As part of the Government’s reforms to policing and the fight against serious and organised crime, I have decided to close the National Fraud Authority and realign its responsibilities to...

    • Eurojust

      The Government have decided not to opt in to the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Co-operation (Eurojust) at this time. The...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Regulations

      On 5 November 2013, the Government published their response to the consultation “Supporting separated families; securing children’s futures” (Cm 8742). This response outlines...

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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