Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 12 November on the court ruling about Abu Qatada
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
The Home Secretary announced that the Government would seek leave to appeal against the ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, that upheld Abu Qatada’s appeal against his deportation.
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.