Urgent Question on the ‘Dubs programme’ for unaccompanied child refugees

09 February 2017

Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Thursday 9 February on the closure of the ‘Dubs programme’ for unaccompanied child refugees. 

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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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