Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 July 2013 on the recent riots in Northern Ireland.
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Vernon Coaker, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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