Prime Minister's Questions: 21 July 2010

21 July 2010

Standing in for the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, answered questions from MPs on subjects including British Troops in Afghanistan, Sheffield Forgemasters, civil liberties and the detention of child asylum seekers.

Starting at 12pm, the Prime Minister answers questions from MPs in the Commons for half an hour every Wednesday.

In most cases, the session starts with a routine ‘open question’ from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary questions on any subject, often one of current political significance.

Opposition MPs follow up on this or another topic, usually led by the Leader of the Opposition or a senior member of the Shadow Cabinet.

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