Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 7 March 2013, on the UK's international development work to support girls and women.
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Ivan Lewis, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am 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.