Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, David Hanson, moved an Opposition day debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 October on the subject of policing
Minister of State, Home Department, Jeremy Browne responded on behalf of the Government. The House divided and the motion was negatived on division (Ayes: 218, Noes: 287).
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on policing 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.