Urgent question on Common Fisheries Policy

15 July 2011

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon, responded to an urgent questioned asked Sheryll Murray, Conservative MP for South East Cornwall, on the European Commission's proposed reforms of the European Common Fisheries Policy.

Watch and read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Further information

Recent Commons and Committee news on the Common Fisheries issue.

Urgent questions

Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they 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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