Urgent Question on safety in prisons: 19 July 2017

19 July 2017

Seema Malhotra, Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, asked an Urgent Question on safety in prisons and youth custody centres on Wednesday 19 July in the Commons.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Dr Phillip Lee, answered 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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