MPs debated the Government's handling of negotiations to leave the EU, today in the House of Commons. The subject for this debate was chosen by the Liberal Democrat Party.
The Government's handling of negotiations to leave the EU
The debate was opened by Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable. The Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, responded on behalf of the Government.
MPs voted 299 to 13 (Division 205) against the Liberal Democrat opposition motion on the Government's handling of leaving the EU negotiations.
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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