Urgent Question on allegations of money laundering against British banks

21 March 2017

Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, asked an Urgent Question on the allegations of money laundering against British banks on Tuesday 21 March in the House of Commons.

Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby, responded on behalf of the Government.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

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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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