Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, responded to an urgent question asked by Chris Leslie, Shadow Treasury Minister in the House of Commons on Thursday 22 March on whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer will instigate a Budget leak inquiry.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his third Budget on Wednesday 21 March. Full details can be found in the Budget 2012 statement news story.
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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.