Urgent Question on treatment of asylum seekers in Middlesbrough

20 January 2016

Minister of State for Immigration, James Brokenshire, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Andy McDonald, Labour MP for Middlesbrough on the revelation of alleged discriminatory treatment of asylum seekers in Middlesbrough.

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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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