Urgent Question on historical sexual abuse in football: 29 November 2016

29 November 2016

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, asked what the Government is doing to support victims of historical sexual abuse in football and what steps are being taken to help ensure there is no repeat.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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