Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 11 July 2013 on the Ministry of Justice's electronic monitoring contracts with G4S Care and Justice Services and Serco Monitoring
Shadow Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Sadiq Khan, responded on to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions.
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