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Written Ministerial Statements

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

  • Home Office

    • Simplification of the Immigration Rules

      This government is committed to creating a firm and fair immigration system that prioritises the skills people have to offer, not where their passport comes from, and restores public trust by...

  • Treasury

    • Oil and Gas Decommissioning Relief Deeds

      At Budget 2013, the government announced it would begin signing decommissioning relief deeds. These deeds represented a new contractual approach to provide oil and gas companies with certainty...

    • Financial Services Update

      In preparation for leaving the European Union, HM Treasury made over 50 EU Exit Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to ensure the UK’s financial services...

      Pensions Update

      The government is developing proposals to address the unlawful age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes....

  • Cabinet Office

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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