Urgent Question on National Infrastructure Plan

04 December 2013

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the National Infrastructure Plan on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, responded on behalf of the Government.

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National Infrastructure Plan 2013

The Government published the latest updates of the national infrastructure plan and the investment pipeline that goes with it on Wednesday 4 December 2013.

House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has prepared the following paper:

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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