MPs debate Eurozone financial assistance

25 May 2011

Mark Reckless, Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, introduced a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 May on Eurozone financial assistance

He expressed his concern about the UK helping to bail out Eurozone countries in financial difficulties.

Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Backbench Business Committee

The House of Commons established the Backbench Business Committee on 15 June 2010. The Committee has responsibility for scheduling debates that are devoted to backbench business in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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