Urgent question on disturbances in London on 26 March

29 March 2011

Home Secretary, Theresa May, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, on the violent disturbances that took place in London on Saturday 26 March.

Watch and read the response to the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs.

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, 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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