Written Ministerial Statements

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

  • House of Lords

    • British Transport Police Authority: Triennial Review

      I am today publishing the Part 2 report of the Triennial Review of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). The BTPA is the non-departmental public body (NDPB) responsible for ensuring an...

    • Children: Sexual Abuse

      My rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: Further to my statement to the House on 7 July and my...

      Kincora Boys’ Home

      My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Theresa Villiers) has made the following Written Statement: I have been giving careful consideration to the best way to address the...

      Natural Capital

      My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Elizabeth Truss) has today made the following statement. The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) published its second report on the State of Natural...

      Television Licences

      My Right Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Rt Hon Sajid Javid) made the following statement: On 9th September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into...

  • Treasury

    • United Kingdom and Macao (Tax Exchange)

      A Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Macao was signed on 3 September 2014. The text of the TIEA has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and will be made available on the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • TV Licence Enforcement Review

      On 9 September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into TV licence enforcement. I am pleased today to announce the publication of the terms of reference for the review of television...

  • Defence

    • Middle East

      Further to the update I provided to the House on 16 October on UK operations against ISIL, Official Report, column 35WS, I can confirm that Reaper remotely piloted aircraft are due to begin...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • State of Natural Capital

      The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) published its second report on “The State of Natural Capital” on 11 March 2014. It set out the committee’s analysis of the challenges we...

  • Home Department

    • Child Sexual Abuse

      Further to my statement to the House on 7 July, Official Report, column 23, and my written ministerial statements of 9 July, Official Report, column 20WS, and 5 September 2014, Official...

  • Justice

    • Prison Curriculum (Women)

      One of my priorities is to see all women benefit from targeted education and training in prison which meets their needs. This will prepare them in the best way possible for eventual release and...

  • Northern Ireland

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Individual Electoral Registration

      (Representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission): The Electoral Commission has today published a report containing an analysis of the confirmation live run exercise that...

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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