Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement to the House of Commons on 28 June 2010 on the G8 and G20 Summits in Canada. The leaders of the G8 meet face-to-face at an annual summit to discuss mainly trade and financial issues. The G20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters relating to the international financial system.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.
At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.