John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, asked an Urgent Question on Tuesday 8 April 2014 to the Leader of the House of Commons, on whether he could outline in greater detail, possible changes suggested by the Prime Minister on television yesterday about the role of two committees in regulating complaints about fellow MPs.
The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley, responded on behalf of the Government.
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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