Home Secretary, Theresa May, introduced a debate on public disorder in the House of Commons on Thursday 11 August 2011
Watch and read the debate and views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Home Secreatry, Yvette Cooper, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition.
Statement on public disorder
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement on public disorder prior to the debate.
Written Ministerial statements
Two written Ministerial statements from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Communities and Local Government have also been laid before the House in response to recent events.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has published two briefing papers on the policing riots and insurance and riot damage.
Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.