Urgent question on counter-terrorism

21 January 2011

Minister of State for Immigration, Damian Green, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Home Secretary, Ed Balls, on the subject of counter terrorism and the Government's policy on 28-day pre-charge detention

Urgent questions

Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, usually a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, he may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.

If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.

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