Urgent Question on safeguarding care home residents

Urgent Question on safeguarding care home residents
01 May 2014

Minister of State for Health, Norman Lamb, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Nick Smith, Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent in the House of Commons on Oban House care home and the Government’s policy for safeguarding residents in care homes.

Shadow Minister for Public Health, Luciana Berger, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

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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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