Rumours abound about Clegg's 'deputy PMQs'

Clegg at a campaign event during the election. The Lib Dem leader could soon be given a deputy PMQs slot.
Clegg at a campaign event during the election. The Lib Dem leader could soon be given a deputy PMQs slot.

By politics.co.uk staff

Rumours are flying around Westminster about the arrangements for a deputy prime minister's question time, modelled on Wednesday's PMQs.

Some reports suggest the event, which would be modelled on PMQs, would take place every Thursday, although other sources suggest it would be a monthly fixture.

John Prescott had his own 15-minute DPMQs just before Tony Blair on Wednesdays but it is thought that set-up would be sufficient for Mr Clegg's stature in the coalition government.


The prime minister's spokesman today said the arrangements were a matter for the Speaker but admitted that something would have to be arranged because of the changes a coalition government requires.

Sky reported this morning that the first DPMQS would take place on Tuesday June 22nd at 02:30 BST.

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