Written Ministerial Statements

Monday, 12 July 2021

  • Department for Education

    • Education Update

      Qualifications and assessments in 2021/22 Today, Ofqual and the Department for Education published joint consultations outlining detailed proposals for alternative arrangements for awarding...

  • Cabinet Office

    • English Votes for English Laws

      Today, I am informing the House that the Government intends to bring forward a motion for the House of Commons to consider whether to amend the Standing Orders to remove the English Votes for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      I am pleased to confirm that the exercise to correct past Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) underpayments and pay arrears, following conversion from previous incapacity benefits is now...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury Update

      The government has acted on a scale unmatched in recent history in responding to the twin health and economic emergencies, with over £400 billion of total support for the economy since the...

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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