Urgent Question on industrial action by junior doctors: 24 March 2016

24 March 2016

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health), Ben Gummer, responded to an Urgent Question from the Shadow Health Secretary, Heidi Alexander, on what steps are being taken to avoid further industrial action by junior doctors on Thursday 24 March 2016.

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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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