Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow, responded to an urgent question asked by Nick Smith, Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent, on what action the Government is taking in respect of Southern Cross care homes.
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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