The Foreign Secretary, William Hague made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 6 June on the settlement of the Mau Mau claims.
Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
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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.
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