Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark responded to an urgent question asked by Hilary Benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the House of Commons on 8 December 2011 on Core cities
Watch and read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.
If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.
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