Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Chuka Umunna, moved an Opposition day debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 23 November on support for business to encourage economic growth and employment
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, responded on behalf of the Government. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Opposition day debates
Opposition days are days allocated in the House of Commons in each session for the discussion of subjects chosen by the Opposition. Seventeen days are at the disposal of the leader of the largest opposition party to decide which topics are debated. Three days are also allocated to the other smaller opposition parties.
The Opposition generally use them to raise questions of policy and administration. Frequently, two separate subjects are debated on an opposition day.