Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, responded to an Urgent Question asked by the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Jonathan Ashworth, in the House of Commons on NHS Shared Business Services on Tuesday 27 June 2017.
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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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