Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt responded to an urgent questioned asked Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester, Gorton about the Government’s intentions with regard to the possible application of United Nations membership by the Palestinian Government.
Watch and read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
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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