Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 31 January on the situation in Egypt.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually 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.