Home Secretary, Theresa May, made a statement to the House of Commons on 26 July 2010 on the publication of a consultation paper entitled 'Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people'.
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.
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