Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Stephen Phillips, Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, on the implications for the Football Association and the Home Nations of the indictment against certain FIFA officials on Thursday 28 May 2015 in the House of Commons.
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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.
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If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.
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