Statement on better defence acquisition

10 June 2013

The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 10 June on better defence acquisition

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Oral statement

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.

Image: iStockphoto

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Commons news, Defence

Share this page