Urgent question on Tunisia

18 January 2011

Minister for Europe, David Lidington, responded to an urgent question asked by Yvette Cooper, Shadow Foreign Secretary, on the subject of recent events in Tunisia

Urgent questions

Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, usually a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, he 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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