MPs took part in a debate on the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe in the House of Commons on Wednesday 9 September 2015. The subject of the debate was chosen by the Scottish National Party.
Humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe
The debate was moved by SNP Westminster Leader, Angus Robertson. The Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, responded on behalf of the Government.
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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