Urgent Question on unaccompanied refugee children: 19 July 2017

19 July 2017

Tim Farron MP asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 July 2017 about updating the House on the implementation of Section 67 of Immigration Act 2016. Section 67 of the Immigration Act refers to the relocation and support of unaccompanied refugee children.

The Minister for Immigration, Brandon Lewis, 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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