Emergency debate: the refugee crisis in Europe

Emergency debate: the refugee crisis in Europe
07 September 2015

The House of Commons held an emergency debate on Tuesday 8 September on the refugee crisis in Europe.

The debate was introduced by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper. Home Secretary, Theresa May, responded on behalf of the Government.

Further information

Application for debate

The House of Commons agreed to an application for an emergency debate made by the MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, Yvette Cooper, on Monday 7 September 2015.

Statement on Syria: refugees and counter terrorism

Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 7 September 2015 on Syria: refugees and counter terrorism.

Emergency debates

An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter that should have urgent consideration. An MP may apply to the Speaker for an emergency debate under the rules of Standing Order No. 24.

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