MPs debated the Paris agreement on climate change

07 September 2016

MPs debated the Paris agreement on climate change in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7 September. The subject of this debate was chosen by the Opposition.

Paris agreement on climate change

The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Barry Gardiner.

Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Nick Hurd, responded on behalf of the Government.

MPs approved the motion on the Paris agreement on climate change without a division.

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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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