Adjournment debate on humanitarian disasters

09 March 2011

Gareth Thomas, Labour/Co-operative MP for Harrow West, moved a motion to adjourn the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 March for a debate on the international community’s ability to respond to humanitarian disasters.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs and find more current parliamentary material on International Development in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

Adjournment debates

Adjournment debates allow the Commons to hold a general open-ended debate on a subject or a government policy without reaching a formal decision about it.

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