Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey, made a statement in the House of Commons on 13 December 2012 on the Personal Independence Payment
Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Anne McGuire, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11.00 am 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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