MPs debate Claim of Right for Scotland
4 July 2018 (updated on 4 July 2018)
MPs debated the Claim of Right for Scotland in the House of Commons, 4 July 2018. The subject for this debate was chosen by the Scottish National Party.
Claim of Right for Scotland
The debate was opened by Ian Blackford MP who stated that "the reason that we have chosen this debate for our Opposition day is the real anger that people in Scotland feel about what has taken place. The Parliament that Scotland voted for in the referendum in 1997 is being attacked and our rights are being attacked by a Conservative Government, backed by their so-called Scottish Tory friends, who went through the Lobby to take away powers from the Scottish Parliament."
The motion was passed without a division.
- Read the Opposition motion in the Order Paper: main business item number 5
- Watch the debate on Claim of Right for Scotland on Parliament TV
- Further information on: Claim of Right for Scotland
- Read Commons Hansard: Claim of Right for Scotland
About Opposition Day debates
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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.