Urgent Question on Patient Safety: 24 June 2014

24 June 2014

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, responded to an Urgent Question on patient safety asked by Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Related Information

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

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

Image: iStock

This article was produced by the Commons Digital Outreach Team. Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber.

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Health services and medicine, Health services, Patient rights and complaints, Commons news

Share this page