MPs debate NHS and social care funding

11 January 2017

MPs debated NHS and social care funding in the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 January. The subject of the debate was chosen by the Opposition.

The debate was moved by Shadow Minister for Health, Jonathan Ashworth. Health Minister Philip Dunne 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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