Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education, Elizabeth Truss, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 23 January on changes to A-level qualifications.
Shadow Minister for Education, Kevin Brennan, 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.