MPs debated the Chilcot inquiry and parliamentary accountability on Wednesday 30 November 2016 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 the effect of the increase in the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.
The Chilcot inquiry and parliamentary accountability
The debate was moved by Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader for International Affairs and Europe, Alex Salmond.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Chris Skidmore, responded on behalf of the Government.
Effect of the increase in the state pension age on women born in the 1950s
The debate was moved by Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Pensions, Ian Blackford.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green, 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
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