MPs debate tax avoidance and public finances in Scotland

03 February 2016

MPs debated tax avoidance and multinational companies, and public finances in Scotland, in the House of Commons on 3 February 2016. The subjects for debate were chosen by the Opposition.

Tax avoidance and multinational companies

The debate was moved by Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, responded on behalf of the Government.

Public finances in Scotland

The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Ian Murray. Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, responded on behalf of the Government.

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About 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.

Watching Opposition day debates from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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