Statement on Afghanistan

19 October 2011

Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 18 October on Afghanistan.

The Secretary of State updated MPs on progress in Afghanistan since the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on 6 July 2011. Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Further information

Read the statement made by the Prime Minister to the House of Commons in July and find current Parliamentary material on Afghanistan in the Topics section of the Parliament website.

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.

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