Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 July, on the effect of the murder of three Israeli teenagers abducted by Palestinians on the Middle East Peace Process.
Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugh Robertson, responded on behalf of the Government. Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister, Ian Lucas, responded 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.
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