MPs debate the Windrush generation: 2 May 2018

02 May 2018

MPs debated the Windrush generation in the House of Commons on 2 May 2018. The subject of the debate was chosen by the Opposition.

Windrush generation

The debate was opened by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. The new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, responded on behalf of the Government.

The House of Commons voted 316 to 221 to reject the motion.

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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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