Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, responded to an urgent question asked by Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on the closure of schools that will take place on Thursday 30 June.
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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