Alan Johnson, Shadow Home Secretary, opened an opposition day debate in the Commons on crime and policing. Nick Herbert, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, wound up the debate
These debates are held on what are known as Opposition days which are allocated in the Commons during each parliamentary session to discuss subjects chosen by the opposition parties.
Twenty days per session are set aside for these and the opposition parties usually raise questions of policy and administration. They are listed online in the Parliamentary Calendar.