Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 20 December on the European Council. The Prime Minister updated MPs on the meeting of EU heads of state and government that took place in Brussels on 16-17 December.
European Council meeting 16-17 December 2010
EU heads of state and government agreed unanimously on the draft decision to introduce a limited Treaty amendment, which will allow member states of the euro area to establish a permanent mechanism to safeguard the financial stability of the eurozone as a whole.
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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