Urgent Question on diplomatic relations between UK and Spain

27 November 2013

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, David Lidington responded to an urgent question asked by Nigel Evans, independant MP for Ribble Valley, in the House of Commons on 27 November 2013, on diplomatic relations between UK and Spain in light of escalating events concerning Gibraltar

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, John Spellar, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

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About Urgent Questions

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

The relevant government department would be informed at once. If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.

Once the MP has asked the main question, they are allowed to ask a supplementary question. Other MPs will then be called to ask further questions on the same subject.

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