Minister for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey responded to an urgent question asked by Alison Seabeck, Shadow Minister for Defence in the House of Commons on Monday 16 July on defence equipment and support.
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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.