Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, made a statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 February on the sex offenders register.
The statement followed a Supreme Court ruling on the sex offenders register made in April 2010.
This specifically ruled that the established practice of sex offenders signing the register for life breached their human rights as it did not grant them the opportunity to seek a review.
Watch or read the Statement and the views expressed by MPs following the Statement.
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.