Urgent Question on EU Council

07 January 2014

Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston, asked an Urgent Question on the EU Council meeting of 19-20 December 2013 in the House of Commons. Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, David Lidington, 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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