Urgent Question on HS2 route and station choices: 30 November 2015

30 November 2015

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, responded to an urgent question asked by Tristram Hunt, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central in the House of Commons on the latest decision on the route and station choices for HS2.

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Lilian Greenwood, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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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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