Latest written ministerial statements

24 July 2009

Nearly 60 written ministerial statements on a variety of subjects were made just before the House of Commons rose for the summer recess. These kinds of statements are normally used to put the day-to-day business of government on the official record and in the public domain

Attorney General's Office

Announcement of the reforms of the role of the Attorney General (Vera Baird MP, Solicitor General)

Business Innovations and Skills

Announcement of an extra 10,000 university places this year (David Lammy MP, Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property)

Communities and Local Government

Consultation on proposals to reform and strengthen local government (John Denham MP, Secretary of State)

Announcement of the second stage of the review into the extent and impact of housing development on garden land (John Healey MP, Minister of Housing)

Consultation on development and coastal change policy which aims to strike a better balance between economic prosperity and the need for further defence of the coastline (John Healey MP, Minister of Housing)


Announcement of a further independent inquiry with details of its terms of reference (Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State)

Conclusions of the review of the rules on charging non-UK residents for access to National Health Service services in England (Ann Keen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Home Office

Publication of annual statistical report on the licensed use of animals for experimental or other scientific purposes (Alan Campbell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Publication of the Forced Marriage Case Handling Guide for MPs and Constituency Offices by the Forced Marriage Unit - a joint Home Office/Foreign and Commonwealth Office unit (Alan Campbell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Publication of two documents about the Government's safety and security strategy for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics (Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State)


Government response to the Civil Justice Council’s report on 'Collective Actions: Improving Access to Justice through Collective Actions' (Bridget Prentice MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Announcement of a Government consultation on options for the future of the Parole Board (Bridget Prentice MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Prime Minister

Publication of the updated list of cabinet committees (Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister)

HM Treas ury

Estimates of error and fraud in the tax credit system 2007-08 (Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary)

Consultation on legislation to restrict the scope of creditors who opt out of international debt relief efforts, pursuing their claims through the courts (Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary)

The remainder of the statements can be found in Commons Hansard.

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