Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 8 February 2016 on the UK response to the Syria crisis.
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Diane Abbott, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
About Oral statements
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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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