Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health, Norman Lamb, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 20 December 2012 on the new ten year grant to the Thalidomide Trust.
Shadow Minister for Health, Liz Kendall, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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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