Jessica Morden, Labour MP for Newport East, opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the future of the Newport Passport Office. The Minister for Immigration, Damian Green MP, responded to the debate 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.