MPs debate the Autumn Statement's effect on equality, and homelessness

14 December 2016

MPs debated the effect on equality of the Autumn Statement 2016 on Wednesday 14 December. The debate was the first of two to take place this afternoon on subjects chosen by the Opposition. It was followed by a debate on homelessness.

Effect on Equality of the Autumn Statement 2016

MPs debated the effect on equality of the Autumn Statement 2016 in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

The debate was moved by the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Sarah Champion. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, responded on behalf of the Government.  

Homelessness

The second of the day's Opposition day debates was on homelessness.

The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, John Healey. The Minister for Housing and Planning, Gavin Barwell, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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