Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Oliver Letwin, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 11 July on the publication of the Government's Open Public Services White Paper.
The white paper outlines plans to decentralise powers to local levels in areas such a social care, schools, the NHS and policing.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
The Cabinet Office (external link)
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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