Foreign Secretary, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on 21 July 2010 on the Kabul Conference and progress in Afghanistan. On 20 July 2010, the Government of Afghanistan brought together representatives of more than 70 partner countries, international and regional organisations and financial institutions to deliberate and endorse an Afghan Government-led plan for improved development, governance and stability.
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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