MPs debate Universal Credit

18 October 2017

MPs debated a pause and fix of the roll-out of universal credit in the House of Commons, 18 October 2017.

Pause and fix of roll-out of universal credit

The Opposition motion, That this House calls on the Government to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit full service, was passed, by 299-0.

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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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