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Andrew Lansley, Conservative Shadow Health Secretary, opened an Opposition day debate on disability benefits for the elderly
The Opposition motion was lost by 233 votes to 297.
These types of debates are held on what are known as Opposition days which are allocated in the Commons during each parliamentary session to discuss subjects chosen by the opposition parties. Twenty days per session are set aside for these and the opposition parties usually raise questions of policy and administration. They are listed online in the Parliamentary Calendar.
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