Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 July announcing the publication of the Government’s bovine tuberculosis eradication programme for England.
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mary Creagh, responded to the statement on behalf of the opposition.
Watch the statement on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.
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.