Emergency debate: the operation of the Wilson Doctrine

16 October 2015

The House of Commons has agreed to an application for an emergency debate proposed on the operation of the Wilson Doctrine.

The Speaker has decided that this debate will take place on Monday 19 October 2015, it will follow today's statement on school expansion.

The scheduled second reading on the Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords] will be held afterwards.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Further information

Application for debate

The House of Commons agreed to an application for an emergency debate made by the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, on Thursday 15 October 2015.

Commons Library Business briefings

The Commons Library provides links to documents and reports that relate to the Business being conducted in the House of Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall.

Emergency debates

An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter that should have urgent consideration. An MP may apply to the Speaker for an emergency debate under the rules of Standing Order No. 24.

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