MPs debated school funding in the House of Commons on 25 April 2018. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.
The debate was opened by Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner. The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, responded on behalf of the Government.
The second of the day's Opposition debates was on social care. The debate was opened by Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care, Barbara Keeley, with Care Minister Caroline Dinenage responding for 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.
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