The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 26 March 2013, on the UK Border Agency
Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11.00 am 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.