MPs debated NHS pay on 13 September in the House of Commons, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition. The second Opposition debate was on higher education regulations.
The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Jonathan Ashworth. Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, responded on behalf of the Government.
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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