MPs debate Grenfell Tower and customs arrangements after Brexit

16 May 2018

MPs debated Grenfell Tower in the House of Commons on 16 May 2018. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Grenfell Tower

The debate was moved by Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey. James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the Government.

The motion was passed without a division.

Customs arrangements after the UK leaves the EU

The debate was moved by Shadow Exiting the European Union Minister, Paul Blomfield. The Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington, responded on behalf of the Government.

The Commons voted 301 to 269 to reject the Opposition motion.

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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