Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 9 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Immigration Rules

      My rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Government keeps visa regimes under constant review...

  • Defence

    • Central African Republic

      The Government are increasingly concerned about the deteriorating security situation and growing humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic. We are working with international partners,...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Clean Energy Infrastructure

      Preferred bidders in the Government’s £1 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) commercialisation programme were announced in March 2013. Since then, my Department has taken forward...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Judges and Advocate-General (Appointments)

      I would like to update the House on recent appointments and renewals of mandates to the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the appointment of an Advocate-General of...

    • Ministerial Oral Question (Correction)

      On 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 752, during oral questions to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) asked me about the number of...

      Westminster Foundation for Democracy

      I would like to inform the House that the framework agreement between the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been updated, in line with...

  • Home Department

    • Changes in Immigration Rules

      The Government keep visa regimes under constant review to ensure that the UK has the right visa requirements set in the right places, aligned to risk. Today I am laying changes to the immigration...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits Uprating

      I am pleased to announce the proposed social security benefits rates for 2014, which are set out in the table below. The annual uprating of benefits will take place for state pensions and most...

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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