Urgent Question on UK's European Convention on Human Rights membership

26 April 2016

Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs, Alistair Carmichael, on the UK's membership to the European Convention on Human Rights on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

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: PC

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber. Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content.

More news on: European Union, Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, EU institutions, Crime, civil law, justice and rights, International affairs, Europe, Human rights, Equality, Human rights, European Council, House of Commons news, Commons news

Share this page