Urgent Question on the Government's anti-corruption plan

Urgent Question on the Government's new anti-corruption plan
18 December 2014

Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Matthew Hancock, responded to an urgent question asked by Stephen Barclay, Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire, in the House of Commons on the Government's anti-corruption plan.

Shadow Minister of Business, Innovation and Skills, Ian Murray, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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