Statement on defence responsibilities

11 October 2011

Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 10 October on defence responsibilities and the Defence Secretary's relationship with Adam Werritty.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Further information on the findings of the interim report by the Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary can be found on the Ministry of Defence website.

Oral statements

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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