Home Secretary, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 30 April 2014 on the use of stop and search powers by the police. Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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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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