Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, asked an Urgent Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 20 April 2017 on allegations of persecution and detention of LGBT+ citizens in Chechnya and what discussions the Foreign Secretary has had with his counterparts on this issue.
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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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