Urgent Question on the arrest of Chinese protesters: 26 October 2015

Urgent Question on the arrest of Chinese protesters: 26 October 2015
26 October 2015

Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice and Victims, Mike Penning, responded to an urgent question asked by Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East, on the arrests of three peaceful protesters during the visit of President Xi Jinping last week.

Shadow Minister for the Home Affairs, Jack Dromey, 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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