Urgent Question on asylum seekers support: 10 April 2014

Urgent Question on asylum seekers support: 10 April 2014
10 April 2014

Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 April 2014, on the support provided to meet essential living needs of asylum seekers under sections 95 and 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Minister of State, Home Office, James Brokenshire, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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