Urgent Question on the Royal Navy joining NATO forces in the Mediterranean

07 March 2016

Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Alistair Carmichael, on the announcement that the Royal Navy will join NATO forces in the interception and return of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean.

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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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