Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rebecca Long-Bailey, asked an Urgent Question on Concentrix’s activities in relation to tax credit investigations made on behalf of HMRC on Tuesday 14 September 2016 in the House of Commons.
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison, 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.
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