Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 and 17 December in Brussels. I will be...

    • EU: Environment Council

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. I will represent the UK at the European Environment Council meeting in Brussels on 13 December....

      Flooding: Coastal Flooding

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. On Thursday and Friday last week, we experienced an exceptional coastal surge along the east and...

  • Treasury

    • Banking Act 2009

      The Treasury has laid before the House of Commons a report required under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009 covering the period from 1 April 2013 to 30 September 2013. Copies of the document...

    • Finance Bill 2014 (Draft Legislation)

      The Government consulted on a number of tax policies, following their announcement at Budget 2013. Today, the Government are publishing responses to these consultations alongside draft...

      Ecofin

      A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 10 December 2013. The following items are on the agenda to be discussed. Savings taxation Council will be...

  • Energy and Climate Change

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 and 17 December in Brussels. I will be representing the UK to cover the agricultural items while the Under-Secretary of State for...

    • Coastal Flooding

      On Thursday and Friday last week, we experienced an exceptional coastal surge along the east and parts of the west coast of the UK. This caused flooding to around 1,400 properties and damage to...

      European Environment Council

      I will represent the UK at the European Environment Council meeting in Brussels on 13 December. Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, and Alun...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • EU-Georgia Framework Agreement

      I wish to inform the House that the Government have opted in to the following measures: Council decision on the signing and provisional application, on behalf of the Union, of a protocol to the...

    • OSCE Ministerial Council (Kiev)

      I represented the United Kingdom at the 20th ministerial Council meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held in Kiev on 5 and 6 December 2013, hosted by...

      Special Tribunal for Lebanon

      I am pleased to announce that the UK intends to make a voluntary contribution of £1 million to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). The UK is committed to supporting security, stability...

  • Justice

    • Victims of Crime (Code of Practice)

      Today the new code of practice for victims of crime (“the victims’ code”) has come into force. This new code governs the information and services criminal justice agencies must...

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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