Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 16 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Broadcasting: Digital Radio

      My Hon friend, The Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey MP): has made the following statement: Radio is an important part of our cultural and media landscape -...

    • Care Services: Winterbourne View

      My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. On 10 December 2012, I made an oral statement and placed in the...

      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...

      Education: Technical and Vocational

      My Hon. Friend Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (Matthew Hancock MP) made the following announcement: As part of our drive to increase rigour and responsiveness of vocational...

      EU: Education, Youth Culture and Sport Council

      My Hon friend, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey MP) has made the following statement: A meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council was...

      Housing: New Homes Bonus

      My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Kris Hopkins) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. Today, I am pleased to announce...

      Internet: Broadband

      My Hon friend, The Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Ed Vaizey MP): has made the following statement: In March 2012 the Chancellor announced that 10 cities had been...

      Slavery

      My rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Management in Government

      In June the Government announced that the Treasury would lead a review on how to strengthen financial management in Government. The Government have today published the review, copies of which...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • New Homes Bonus

      Today, I am pleased to announce £916 million of provisional new homes bonus funding for local councils in England. The new homes bonus rewards the delivery of additional homes and is a...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Education, Youth Culture and Sport Council

      A meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council was held in Brussels on 25 and 26 November. Shan Morgan, the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative, represented the UK for the...

    • Superconnected Cities Project

      In March 2012 the Chancellor announced that 10 cities had been successful in their bids to be part of the Government’s super-connected cities programme, to bring faster and better broadband...

      Digital Radio

      Radio is an important part of our cultural and media landscape—over 90% of the population consumes over a billion hours of radio a week. The previous Government set the objective of a...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant

      The armed forces covenant sets out the obligation that the Government and the nation have to the armed forces community. The covenant has two key principles: that those who serve in the armed...

    • Public Service Pensions Act 2013

      I am pleased to lay before Parliament today a report. It sets out the likely effect of section 10 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 on members of the defence fire and rescue service and the...

      Successor Submarine Programme

      On 18 May 2011, my predecessor, the right hon. Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) made an oral statement to the House, Official Report, column 351, announcing the approval of the initial gate...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • City Deals

      Following the successful completion of the first wave of city deals in July 2012, with the “Core Cities” the Government committed to work with a further 20 cities and their wider...

  • Education

    • Technical and Vocational Education

      As part of our drive to increase rigour and responsiveness of vocational qualifications, I am confirming today which vocational qualifications for 14 to 19-year-olds have met the standards...

  • Energy and Climate Change

  • Health

  • Home Department

    • Modern Slavery

      Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no boundaries and does not discriminate on gender, age, creed, culture or race. Traffickers and slave masters exploit whatever means they have at...

  • Scotland

    • Written Ministerial Question (Correction)

      I regret to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 28 October 2013, Official Report, column 321W, to the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Chris Leslie) needs amendment. The hon....

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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