Urgent question on civilian killings in Afghanistan

13 March 2012

Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey, responded to an urgent question asked by David Winnick, Labour MP for Walsall North, in the House of Commons on Monday 12 March on civilian killings in Afghanistan.

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The urgent question was prompted by the killing and wounding of civilians in Kandahar on Sunday 11 March by a US soldier.

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones, 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 Afghanistan 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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