Urgent Question on Government counter-terrorism policy

02 March 2015

Home Secretary, Theresa May, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper in the House of Commons on Government counter-terrorism policy and implications for individuals travelling to Syria/Iraq conflict zones on Monday 2 March 2015.

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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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