Urgent Question: North Korea

Urgent Question on North Korea
16 December 2013

Fiona Bruce, MP for Congleton, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Monday 16 December 2013, on North Korea following the execution of Chang Song-thaek

Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire, responded on behalf of the Government.

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About Urgent Questions

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.
 
The relevant government department would be informed at once.

If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.
 
Once the MP has asked the main question, they are allowed to ask a supplementary question. Other MPs will then be called to ask further questions on the same subject.

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