Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 January on PIP silicone breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese.
Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, 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.