Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Children: Care Leavers

      My honourable Friend Secretary of State for Education (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) made the following announcement: Today I am announcing the Government’s intention to propose an amendment to...

    • EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Office Affairs (JHA) Council is due to be held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) and my Right...

      Overseas Aid: TradeMark Southern Africa

      My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following statement. TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) is a DFID project that aims to promote regional...

  • Treasury

    • National Infrastructure Plan 2013

      This Government are committed to reversing the effects of historic under-investment and equipping the UK with world-class infrastructure. The Government are today publishing the “National...

  • Cabinet Office

    • The Charity Commission's Powers

      I am today publishing for public consultation a range of proposals to strengthen the powers of the Charity Commission to tackle serious abuse in charities and to extend the range of criminal...

  • Education

    • Care Leavers

      Today I am announcing the Government’s intention to propose an amendment to the Children and Families Bill that will make a significant change to the legislation regarding care leavers....

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Market Reform (Renewable)

      I wish to inform the House that today the Government are publishing the Contract For Difference (CFD) strike prices for renewable technologies, alongside an update to the key CFD contract terms....

    • Renewable Heat Incentive

      I am pleased to announce today the publication of DECC’s Government response document “Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving Support, Increasing Uptake”, which sets...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Single Payment Scheme

      The window for payments to farmers in England under the EU CAP single payment scheme (SPS) for 2013 opened on 1 December 2013. On 2 December 2013, the first banking day of the payment window,...

  • Home Department

    • Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council is due to be held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and I will attend on behalf of the United...

    • Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism

      The extremism taskforce was set up in the wake of the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich to look closely at whether the Government were doing all they could to confront extremism and...

  • Justice

    • Mesothelioma

      Mesothelioma is a tragically aggressive and terminal occupational disease. It kills approximately 2,200 people in England and Wales each year, with sufferers having a median life expectancy of...

  • Transport

    • Consultation on National Networks

      The Department for Transport is launching today a public consultation on the Government’s draft National Policy Statement for National Networks (NN NPS) in England. I am laying the draft...

  • Work and Pensions

    • EPSCO Council — Brussels, December 2013

      The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will be held on 9 December 2013 in Brussels. The council will seek general approach on the posting of workers and on the...

  • International Development

    • DFID Programme Management

      TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) is a DFID project that aims to promote regional integration and trade in southern Africa, working with African regional economic communities. This is an agenda 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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