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Published on Mar 14, 2012
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, will answer questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 14 March 2012 from midday. The Deputy Prime Minister will answer questions on behalf of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who is visiting the United States of America.
Starting at midday, the Prime Minister answers questions from MPs in the Commons for half an hour every Wednesday.
In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary questions on any subject, often one of current political significance.
Opposition MPs follow up on this or another topic, usually led by the Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband. Normally, he is the only MP allowed to come back with further questions. When the Deputy Prime Minister takes Prime Minister's Questions, Opposition questions will usually be led by the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman.