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Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated the House of Commons on COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of the House, often at short notice. Government Ministers may make oral statements to Parliament which usually address major incidents, government policies or actions. These take place after Oral Questions and any granted Urgent Questions. After making a statement the Minister responds to questions on its topic from MPs. An hour is allocated for this. Commons statements will sometimes be repeated in the Lords at an appropriate time to fit in with the main business.
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