Opposition debate on Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

08 November 2012

Shadow Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Sadiq Khan, moved an Opposition day debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7 November on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

The motion in the name of Sadiq Khan stated that "this House affirms its commitment to the blameless victims of violent criminals who suffer physically, emotionally and financially from the injuries inflicted upon them..."

The motion was defeated on a division (Ayes 209; Noes 289).

Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice, Damian Green, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on crime 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.

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