Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 7 September 2015 on Syria: refugees and counter terrorism.
Leader of the Opposition, Harriet Harman, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper proposed that the House debate the refugee crisis in Europe on Tuesday 8 September. This was agreed to by the House of Commons.
About Oral statements
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.
Watching proceedings from the public gallery
UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.
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