MPs debated lobbying in the House of Commons on Tuesday 25 June 2013. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.
The debate was moved by Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Jon Trickett. The Leader of the House of Commons, Mr Andrew Lansley, responded on behalf of the Government.
The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Jim Murphy. The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Mr Mark Francois, responded on behalf of the Government.
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 Opposition, the leader of the largest opposition party, to decide which matters are debated. Three days are usually divided between the other 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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