The Prime Minister, David Cameron made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 17 December 2012 on the European Council of 13 and 14 December.
Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The European Council discussed:
- further economic and monetary integration for the eurozone
- safeguards to protect interests of countries outside the eurozone
- the response to the crisis in Syria, and
- growth and defence.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.
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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