Urgent question on onshore wind planning policy

06 June 2013

Minister for Housing, Mark Prisk, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Chris Heaton-Harris, Conservative MP for Daventry, in the House of Commons on onshore wind (planning policy) on Thursday 6 June 2013

Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Roberta Blackman-Woods, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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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