Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made statement to the House of Commons on 6 March 2013 on the crisis in Syria.
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
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.
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