Shadow Minister for Digial Economy, Louise Haigh, asked an Urgent Question on the change in government policy in relation to outsourcing and tax credits on Friday 4 November in the House of Commons.
Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby, responded on behalf of the Government.
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Jonathan Reynolds, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
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.
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