Urgent Question on social housing and under-occupancy charge

24 March 2014

The Minister for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions, Chris Bryant, in the House of Commons on inherited social housing tenancies on Monday 24 March 2014

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House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

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

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