Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday, 12 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • City Deals

      My Rt Honourable friend the Minister for Cities and the Constitution (Greg Clark) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Following the successful completion of the first wave of...

    • Cyber Security

      My Rt Honourable friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Francis Maude) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Last December, I placed the first of my annual reports before...

      Drugs: Psychoactive Substances

      My hon Friend the Minister of State for Crime Prevention (Norman Baker) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I am today announcing that the Coalition Government will...

      EU: Competitiveness Council

      My Rt. Hon Friend David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, has made the following statement. The EU Competitiveness Council took place in Brussels on 2 and 3 December...

      EU: Croatia

      My hon Friend the Minister for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Government has decided to opt in to the Council Decisions to sign and...

      EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling MP) and my Right Honourable...

      Food: Supply Networks

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. On 4 June I informed the House that my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy...

      Immigration

      My hon Friend the Minister for Immigration (Mark Harper) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The government is committed to openness and transparency to enable the public...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      My right hon Friend the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Damian Green) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I am today publishing the Government’s...

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      My Rt Hon. Friend Minister of State for Schools (Rt Hon. David Laws) made the following announcement: Today I am confirming the pupil premium final allocations for the 2013 to 2014 financial year...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011

      My rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and...

      Trees: Disease

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. I would like to update the House on the progress that my department has made in implementing the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • EU Competitiveness Council

      The EU Competitiveness Council took place in Brussels on 2 and 3 December 2013. The UK was represented by Shan Morgan, Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU. A summary of those discussions...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Cyber Security Strategy

      Last December, I placed the first of my annual reports before Parliament on progress on the UK Cyber Security Strategy. I am pleased to present a second report to both Houses today. The...

  • Defence

    • War Pensions Scheme (Uprating)

      The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the war pensions scheme proposed from April 2014 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of awards and allowances for 2014 will...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • City Deals

      Following the successful completion of the first wave of city deals with the eight largest English cities outside London in July 2012, the Government invited a further 20 cities and their wider...

  • Education

    • Pupil Premium Funding

      Today I am confirming the pupil premium final allocations for the 2013 to 2014 financial year and pupil premium allocations for the 2014 to 2015 financial year. The figures for 2014 to 2015 use...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks

      On 4 June 2013, Official Report, column 92WS, I informed the House that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and I had asked Professor Chris Elliott to carry out an...

    • Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce

      I would like to update the House on the progress that my Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the tree health and plant biosecurity taskforce, which published its report in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Crisis Response IT System

      In my written statement of 21 February 2012, Official Report, column 74WS, I updated the House on the changes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) had made to its response to overseas...

    • Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

      I chaired the second meeting of the overseas territories joint ministerial council in London on 26 November. The council was attended by political leaders and representatives from Anguilla;...

      Public Records: Colonial Documents and FCO Archives

      On 5 May 2011, My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary informed Parliament of his intention to release to the public every paper from a large collection of colonial administration files,...

  • Home Department

    • EU/Swiss Agreement

      The Government have decided to opt in to the Council decisions to sign and conclude an agreement to extend the EU-Switzerland free movement agreement to Croatia. The proposal seeks to amend the...

    • Immigration Transparency Data

      The Government are committed to openness and transparency to enable the public to hold the Government and other public bodies to account. This Government have made more data available than ever...

      Drugs Policy

      I am today announcing that the coalition Government will conduct a review into new psychoactive substances. We are prepared to enhance our UK-wide legislative framework to ensure that...

      Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

      I am today publishing the Government’s response to the recommendations contained in two reports by the Electoral Commission on the 2012 PCC elections. The first, “Police and Crime...

      Justice and Home Affairs Council

      The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and I attended on behalf of the United Kingdom; David...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      Section 19(1) of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (the Act) requires the Secretary of State to report to Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

  • Justice

    • Offender Monitoring

      I would like to provide the House with an update on the Ministry of Justice’s electronic monitoring contracts, and specifically on interim arrangements that have been put in place to help...

  • Transport

    • EU Transport Council

      I attended the final Transport Council of the Lithuanian presidency in Brussels on Thursday 5 December. The Council noted progress on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and...

    • Lower Thames Crossing

      On 21 May 2013, Official Report, column 74WS, the Department for Transport announced the launch of a public consultation on “Options for a New Lower Thames Crossing”. The...

      Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House (Triennial Review)

      We will shortly commence a triennial review of Trinity House in its capacity as a General Lighthouse Authority, and the Northern Lighthouse Board. Trinity House provides Aids to Navigation (AtoN)...

  • Work and Pensions

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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