Urgent Question on the UK economy and the EU referendum

23 May 2016

The Financial Secretary (HM Treasury), David Gauke MP, responded to an Urgent Question, asked by Bernard Jenkin MP, on the latest assessment for the UK economy following the result of the EU referendum, on Monday 23 May 2016 in the House of Commons.

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House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a number of briefing paper relating to the EU referendum which contains more information on the topic of this Urgent Question.

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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