Urgent Question on the National Minimum Wage and Sports Direct

14 December 2015

The Minister for Skills, Nick Boles, responded to an urgent question asked by Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham in the House of Commons on compliance with National Minimum Wage legislation by Sports Direct plc.

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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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