MPs debate changing perceptions of Northern Ireland

08 March 2012

Dr William McCrea, Democratic Unionist MP for South Antrim, moved an Opposition debate in the House of Commons on 7 March on the changing perceptions of Northern Ireland.

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The motion in the name of Dr William McCrea "welcomes the NI 2012 campaign to change perceptions of Northern Ireland and to encourage many more visitors to come to Northern Ireland".

Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Higo Swire, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on  in the Topics and News sections.

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 largest opposition party to decide which topics are debated. Three days are also allocated to the other smaller opposition parties.

The Opposition generally use them to raise questions of policy and administration. Frequently, two separate subjects are debated on an opposition day.

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