Youth violence in London debated by MPs

17 September 2010

Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham, opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on youth violence in London. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, James Brokenshire, responded on behalf of the Government

Adjournment debates

An adjournment debate is a way in the Commons of having a general debate 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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