Llanishen reservoir debated in Commons

07 July 2010

Jonathan Evans, MP for Cardiff North, opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on safety at Llanishen reservoir in Cardiff. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, responded on behalf of the Government

An adjournment debate is a way of having a general debate in the Commons without requiring the House to vote.

There are several different types of adjournment debate. Some allow the Commons to hold a general open-ended debate on a subject or a government policy without reaching a formal decision about it.

Others provide an opportunity for backbench MPs to raise constituency issues or other matters relating to government administration or policy - and to obtain a response from a government minister.

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