Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made a statement in the House of Commons on 23 April on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring meetings.
IMF Spring meetings
The Chancellor outlined the Government's decision to loan the IMF £10 billion pounds to boost the IMF's reserves.
Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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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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