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Statement on murder of PC Ronan Kerr

5 April 2011

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 4 April about the murder of Police Constable Ronan Kerr.

The 25-year-old policeman died as a result of his injuries after a device exploded destroying his car in Highfield Close in Omagh, shortly before 4pm on 2 April 2011.

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Shaun Woodward, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Read the statement in full and responses from MPs:

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). 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.