Prime Minister’s Questions: 7 April 2010

07 April 2010

In the last Prime Minister's Questions before the 2010 General Election, Prime Minister Gordon Brown answered questions from MPs on subjects including the economic recovery, Afghanistan, pension funds, national insurance contributions, Darfur and investment in science, research and education.

The Prime Minister answers questions from MPs in the Commons for half an hour every Wednesday from 12pm.

The session usually starts with a routine question from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. This is known as an 'open question' and means that the MP can then ask a supplementary question on any subject.

Following the answer, the MP then raises a particular issue, often one of current political significance. The Leader of the Opposition then follows up on this or another topic. He and the Liberal Democrat leader are the only MPs allowed to come back with further questions.

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