Foreign Secretary, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on 11 October on the death of the UK aid worker Linda Norgrove.
Linda Norgrove was taken hostage in Afghanistan but died during the course of a rescue attempt by US forces on 8 October.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally 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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