MPs debate access to Crayford station

08 September 2010

Conservative MP David Evennett opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons, on the decision taken by Southeastern not to proceed with plans to create step-free access at Crayford.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker, responded on behalf of the Government.

An adjournment debate is a way in the Commons of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote.

There are several different types of adjournment debate. Some allow the Commons to hold a general open-ended debate on a subject or a government policy without reaching a formal decision about it.

Others provide an opportunity for backbench MPs to raise constituency issues or other matters relating to government administration or policy - and to obtain a response from a government minister.

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