Urgent Question on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre

31 March 2014

Minister of State, Home Office, James Brokenshire, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, in the House of Commons on Monday 31 March 2014, following the death of a detainee at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

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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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