Opposition Day: MPs debate Trident and HMRC office closures

24 November 2015

MPs debated Trident on Tuesday 24 November 2015 in the House of Commons, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Scottish National Party. The second Opposition debate was on HMRC office closures.


The debate was moved by Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader for Defence, Brendan O'Hara. Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, responded on behalf of the Government.

HMRC office closures

The debate was moved by Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader for Fair Work and Employment, Hannah Bardell. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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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