Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 15 April 2013, on the G8 Foreign Ministers' meeting
Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, 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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