Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 11 June 2015 on the Royal Bank of Scotland and Royal Mail.
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chris Leslie, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published briefing papers on Government bank rescues which contains more information on the government’s net expenditure on banks rescued during the financial crisis of 2008-9, and on Royal Mail plc.
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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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