MPs debate the Secretary of State for Transport and the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

19 June 2018

MPs debated a no confidence motion in the Secretary of State for Transport in the House of Commons on 19 June 2018. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport

The debate was opened by the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald. The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, responded on behalf of the Opposition. MPs voted against the Opposition motion on confidence in the Secretary of State by 285 to 305 (division 189).

Committee stage of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

The second Opposition debate was on the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill. The debate was opened by the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Valerie Vaz. The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, responded on behalf of the Government. MPs voted against the Opposition motion on the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill by 284 to 299 (division 190).

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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.

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