Prime Minister’s Questions: 16 February 2011

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, stood at the dispatch box
17 February 2011

Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons.

The prime minister answered questions on subjects including unemployment among young people, the economy, the sex offenders register, the sale of forestry, failures in the NHS, care for the elderly and super-fast broadband in rural areas. 

Prime Minister's Question Time

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, often on a subject of current political significance.

Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition, at the dispatch box

Opposition MPs follow up on this or another topic, usually led by the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband. Normally, he is the only MP allowed to come back with further questions.

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