Statement on the Pupil Premium

17 July 2013

Minister for Education, David Laws, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 17 July on primary assessment accountability and the Pupil Premium.

Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Twigg, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Oral statements

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.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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