Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon responded to an urgent question asked by Amber Rudd, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, in the House of Commons on Thursday 14 June on the subject of fish discards.
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.