Urgent question on Abu Qatada

08 February 2012

Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, responded to an urgent question asked by Paul Goggins, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, in the House of Commons on the decision to release Abu Qatada on bail.

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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, civil law, justice and rights 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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