Urgent Question on child refugees in Calais: 29 February 2016

29 February 2016

Minister of State for Security and Immigration, James Brokenshire MP, responded to an urgent question asked by Yvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford in the House of Commons on child refugees in Calais.

Shadow Minister (Home Office), Keir Starmer MP, 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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