Point of Order

– in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 7th September 2021.

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Photo of Abena Oppong-Asare Abena Oppong-Asare Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury) 3:04 pm, 7th September 2021

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I raise this point of order in response to my question yesterday on the fact that I have received no substantial response to any cases relating to Afghanistan. The Prime Minister said yesterday that

“by close of play today every single one of the emails from colleagues around this House will be answered”.—[Official Report, 6 September 2021; Vol. 700, c. 26.]

By this morning, I had still received no response to any of my cases, and I have received a further 17 cases to which I have received no substantial response. Can you please advise me on how the Prime Minister can be encouraged to come back to the House and correct the record, and on how I can ensure that I receive responses to these urgent cases without further delay?

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I thank the hon. Lady for that point of order. I understand her concern about this. I know that undertakings were made yesterday, and the House will want to see them fulfilled, so I very much hope that those on the Treasury Bench will have heard her point of order and will relay it back to the Prime Minister and his office, to ensure that those undertakings are fulfilled.