Urgent Question: Court ruling on wearing visible religious signs in the workplace

15 March 2017

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Caroline Dineage, responded to an Urgent Question from Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, on the European Court ruling on the wearing of visible religious symbols.

Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Sarah Champion, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

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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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