Urgent Question on Ebola in Sierra Leone: 19 January 2016

19 January 2016

The Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Stephen Phillips, Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, on the death from Ebola of a 22 year old student in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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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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