Urgent Question on arms sales to Saudi Arabia: 28 January 2016

28 January 2016

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Tobias Ellwood MP, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hilary Benn MP, in the House of Commons on arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of the report of potential breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen, on Thursday 28 January 2016.

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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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