Urgent question on Ibrahim Magag

08 January 2013

Home Secretary, Theresa May, responded to an urgent question asked by Yvette Cooper, Shadow Secretary for the Home Department, in the House of Commons on 8 January 2013, on the disappearance of Ibrahim Magag.

Metropolitan Police Service counter terrorism detectives are continuing to appeal to the public for help in tracing 28-year-old Ibrahim Magag, who is believed to have absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice.

The Home Secretary's response made reference to a letter dated 31/12/2012 from James Brokenshire MP to Malcolm Rifkind MP, Keith Vaz MP and Yvette Cooper MP regarding the police operation to locate Ibrahim Magag.

This letter is available to read as deposited paper on the Parliament website.

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

Deposited Papers

Deposited papers are placed in the Commons or Lords libraries by a government minister, the Speaker of the Commons or the Lord Speaker.

A minister will deposit material in both libraries in response to requests for information by MPs or Members of the Lords in the form of parliamentary questions or requests during debates. This means specific information can be made available to Parliament without the need to publish it formally

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