Urgent Question on the Stephen Lawrence inquiry

25 April 2012

James Brokenshire, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Clive Efford in the House of Commons on 24 April on the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

James Brokenshire, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security in the Home Office, responded to a question on whether recent allegations of corruption against the Metropolitan Police interfered with the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. 

He explained that the Metropolitan Police is conducting its own internal review into the allegations and the Home Secretary is considering whether or not a further public inquiry is appropriate. 

Watch and read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Crime in the Topics and News sections.

Urgent questions

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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