Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons at on Thursday 11 August on public disorder
The statement follows the recall of both Houses of Parliament from the Summer Recess in response to rioting and widespread public disorder in London and other cities.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. The Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Public disorder debate
Following the statement by the Prime Minister the House of Commons debated the issue of public disorder.
Written Ministerial statements
Two written Ministerial statements from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Communities and Local Government have also been laid before the House in response to recent events.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has published two briefing papers on policing riots, and insurance and riot damage.
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.