MPs debate the retail sector and rural crime and public services

06 June 2018

MPs debated the retail sector in the House of Commons on 6 June 2018. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Retail sector

The debate was opened by the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey. Business Secretary Greg Clark responded on behalf of the Government.

The motion passed without a division.

Rural crime and public services

The second of the day's Opposition debates was on rural crime and public services. Shadow Policing Minister Louise Haigh opened the debate, with Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins responding for the Government.

The motion passed without a division.

Related information

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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