MPs debate private rented sector and Office for Budget Responsibility

25 June 2014

MPs debated the private rented sector and Office for Budget Responsibility independent manifesto audits in the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

The debates were on subjects chosen by the Opposition. 

Private rented sector

The first Opposition motion on the private rented sector was moved by Shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Stephen Williams, responded on behalf of the Government.  

The motion was negatived on division. (Division 21, Ayes 226 votes, Noes 276 votes)

Office for Budget Responsibility independent manifesto audits

The second Opposition motion on Office for Budget Responsibility independent manifesto audits was moved by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls. Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Nicky Morgan, responded on behalf of the Government.

The Opposition motion was negatived on division (Division 22, Ayes 218, Noes 289)

The Government amendment to the Opposition motion was agreed on division (Division 23, Ayes 284, Noes 215)

Related information

About 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 Opposition, the leader of the largest opposition party, to decide which matters are debated. Three days are usually divided between the other opposition parties.

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

Watching Opposition day debates from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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