Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 7 November 2011 on the serious road traffic collision that took place on the M5 motorway in Somerset on Friday 4 November.
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition. Watch and read the statement on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). 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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