Urgent Question on free childcare hours: 18 July 2017

18 July 2017

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, asked an Urgent Question in the Commons on the process of applying for free childcare hours.

Minister of State for the Department for Education, Robert Goodwill, responded on behalf of the Government. 

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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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