MPs debate postal services in Scotland

12 October 2010

Gregg McClymont, Labour MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the issue of postal services in Scotland. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey, 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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