Urgent Question on human rights in Burma: 18 January 2017

18 January 2017

Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Paul Scully, MP for Sutton and Cheam, on human rights in Burma.

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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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