message #2527204 wrote: SaintK wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:£12K for a billion quid property scheme? Don't put jenrick anywhere near the EU negotiating team, please.
The fact that he was actually in Parliament today and didn't have the bottle to answer the urgent question himself sums him up though.
Another entitled c unt
Do senior ministers usually get 'called' into parliament, or does he usually have an allotted time for questions, like the PM?
Is this urgent questions? If so they're directed at a specific member of government, but it's up to government who responds.
Increasingly we've seen more junior ministers responding to UQs, maybe 70-80% of the time these days it's not the senior minister, though I strongly recall under Bercow the number of UQs granted went up more than a little bit. If he was actually there today and wouldn't have had to leave his office to get down there it's more than a bit pathetic, there is something in having to leave your schedule to rush at the beck and call of the speaker being counter productive
There isn't a weekly allotted time for the questioning of individual ministers as there is with PMQs, but every week government department have to front up on a rota basis to answer questions in parliament. Most questions have to be submitted in advance, but in sessions which allow a topical question minsters can be called on to answer to anything they have a responsibility for after working through the advance questions