Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Assisted Areas Map

      My Rt Hon Friend the Minister of State for Business and Energy (Michael Fallon), has today made the following statement. I am today launching the ‘2014-2020 Assisted Areas Map Consultation...

    • Education: Funding

      My honourable Friend Secretary of State for Education (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) made the following announcement: I am today announcing capital funding to provide the extra places needed for our...

      Electoral Registration

      My Rt Honourable friend the Minister for Cities and the Constitution (Greg Clark) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Following the debates in committee of the House of Commons...

      EU: Health Council

      My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (Jane Ellison) has made the following written ministerial statement. The health part of the Employment, Social...

      Office of Fair Trading: Contingencies Fund

      My Hon Friend the Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson), has today made the following statement. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to report...

      Parliamentary Privilege

      The Government made a commitment in the Programme for Government to “prevent the possible misuse of Parliamentary privilege by MPs accused of serious wrongdoing.” In April 2012 the...

      Police: Funding

      My right hon Friend the Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims (Damian Green) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I have today placed in the Library...

      UK Commission for Employment and Skills

      My Hon Friend the Minister for Skills and Enterprise (Matthew Hancock), has today made the following statement. The Coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of...

      Wales Bill

      My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Wales (David Jones) has made the following Ministerial Statement: On 18 November, the Government announced its response to the Silk Commission’s...

      World Trade Organisation

      The WTO Ministerial Conference took place in Nusa Dua, Bali from 3 to 6 December 2013. The Trade Foreign Affairs Council meeting was held in the margins of the Conference. My predecessor Lord...

  • Attorney-General

    • Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction)

      I regret to inform the House that a written answer I gave on 5 December 2013, Official Report, column 809W, to the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) was incorrect. The...

  • Treasury

    • Banking Reform

      In July 2013 the Government published a consultation, “Banking reform: draft secondary legislation”, which invited comments on four draft pieces of secondary legislation proposed...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Assisted Areas Map 2014-20

      I am today launching the “2014-2020 Assisted Areas Map Consultation Stage 2: Draft Assisted Areas Map and Government’s Response to Stage 1”. This consultation will establish the...

    • Contingencies Fund Advance

      The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills wishes to report that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The advance is required...

      UK Commission (Triennial Review)

      The coalition Government made a commitment to review public bodies, with the aim of increasing accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state. The triennial review of the UK...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Firefighters Pension Scheme

      People are now living much longer and, as a result, the cost of public service pensions has increased by around a third. Despite recent reforms, most of these increased costs are being met by...

    • Local Government Finance

      I am today publishing the coalition Government’s formal proposals on funding for English local authorities for 2014-15. This is effectively the second year of the two-year settlement that...

      Onshore Oil and Gas Development (Planning Applications)

      The coalition Government are committed to a diverse, efficient and low-carbon energy supply, but recognise that gas and other low-carbon technologies, will continue to play an important role in...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Administration

      Following the debates in Committee of the House of Commons and House of Lords this month to consider the statutory instruments necessary to commence individual electoral registration, the...

  • Education

    • Funding Allocations

      I am today announcing capital funding to provide the extra places needed for our growing population, and to implement the universal infant free school meals entitlement. I am also pleased to...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • EU Energy Council

      I am writing to report discussions at the Energy Council on 12 December, where I represented the UK. The Council discussed the proposal to amend the renewable energy directive and the directive...

    • Smart Meters

      Today, I am pleased to announce the publication of the second DECC annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters will transform consumers’ relationship with energy,...

      State Aid

      The European Commission has today announced its decision to open an investigation into the state aid case for the proposed Hinkley Point C investment contract. I welcome the investigation and the...

  • Health

    • Health Council

      The health part of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council met on 10 December 2013 in Brussels. I represented the UK. The presidency provided a progress report...

  • Home Department

    • Police Funding

      I have today placed in the Library the Home Office’s proposals for the aggregate amount of grant to be paid to local policing bodies in England and Wales for 2014-15, for the approval of...

  • Leader of the House

    • Parliamentary Privilege

      The Government made a commitment in the programme for government to “prevent the possible misuse of Parliamentary privilege by MPs accused of serious wrongdoing.” In April 2012 the...

  • Wales

    • Draft Wales Bill

      On 18 November, the Government announced their response to the Silk commission’s part 1 recommendations on fiscal devolution to Wales. I am pleased today to publish the draft Wales Bill...

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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