Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, Liz Kendall, moved an Opposition day debate in the House of Commons on Monday 16 July 2012 on adult social care
Care and Support White Paper
The motion in the name of Liz Kendall stated that "this House notes the growing crisis in adult social care; welcomes many of the proposals in the Care and Support White Paper" and "calls on the Government to honour the commitment in its 2010 NHS White Paper to introduce legislation in the second session of this Parliament to establish a legal and financial framework for adult social care."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton responded on behalf of the Government. The House divided and the motion was defeated on a division (Ayes: 225, Noes: 292).
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on social care and the Care and Support White Paper in the Topics and News sections.
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.