The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, made a statement on Syria in the House of Commons on Monday 20 May 2013.
Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement 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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