Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 5 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • EU: Telecommunications Council

      My Hon friend, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey) has made the following statement: The Telecommunications Council will take place in Brussels on 5th...

  • Treasury

    • Finance Bill 2014: Measures with Immediate Effect

      This Government are committed to delivering a tax system that is fair and promotes growth and competitiveness. The Government are today announcing measures to help tackle tax avoidance and...

    • National Insurance Contributions Bill

      The Government are tabling an amendment to the National Insurance Contributions Bill today ahead of Report and Third Reading of the Bill on 10 December 2013. As the Chancellor made clear during...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications Council

      The Telecommunications Council will take place in Brussels on 5 December 2013. The Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, Shan Morgan, will represent the UK at this Council. The first item...

  • Defence

    • Defence Reform

      The noble Lord Levene of Portsoken has conducted his second annual review of implementation by the Ministry of Defence of his defence reform report of June 2011, and has written to me setting out...

  • Health

  • Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      Today I announce our plans for the next stage of implementing universal credit. Universal credit is a major reform which will transform the welfare state in Britain for the better. Once fully...

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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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