Urgent Question on anticipated executions in Saudi Arabia

17 July 2017

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Tom Brake MP, asked an Urgent Question in the Commons on Monday 17 July 2017 on what steps are being taken to intervene in the anticipated executions of 14 men and boys in Saudi Arabia.

Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alistair Burt, responded on behalf of the Government.  

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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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