Urgent Question on voter registration: 8 June 2016

08 June 2016

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Matthew Hancock, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration, Gloria De Piero, in the House of Commons on the problems with the GOV.UK voter registration website just before the deadline for voter registration for the EU referendum on Wednesday 8 June.

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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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