MPs took part in a debate on bankers’ bonuses and the banking industry in the House of Commons today. The second debate was on paid directorships and consultancies and Members of Parliament.
Debate on bankers’ bonuses and the banking industry
The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for the Treasury, Cathy Jamieson. The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, responded on behalf of the Government.
The motion was negatived on division (Division No. 163, Ayes 234 votes, Noes 308 votes).
Debate on paid directorships and consultancies and honourable Members
The debate was moved by Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Angela Eagle. The First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons, William Hague, responded on behalf of the Government.
The motion was negatived on division (Division No. 164, Ayes 219 votes, Noes 287 votes).
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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