MPs debate looked-after children report

03 July 2009

MPs in the Commons debated 'Looked-after Children', a report published by the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee, and the Government's subsequent response. The debate was opened by the Chairman of the Committee, Barry Sheerman, Labour/Co-op MP for Huddersfield

The debate took place on what is called an estimates day. Because all public spending has to be approved by Parliament, three such days are set aside each year to do this. But in practice, estimates days are often used for debating select committee reports, chosen by Parliament's Liaison Committee.

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