Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 January 2013 on events in Northern Ireland.
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Vernon Coaker MP, 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.