The Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons on Friday 18 January 2013 on the hostage crisis in Algeria
Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Hostage crisis in Algeria
On 16 January a terrorist attack on an oil compound took place in eastern Algeria.
A number of people were taken hostage, including a number of British nationals.
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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