Cross-party motion on Brexit, tabled by the Opposition, is defeated

12 June 2019

MPs debated a Business of the House motion on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The motion was a cross-party motion which sought to affect the business of the Commons on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

The Labour Party selected three subjects for debate.

Business of the House (United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union)

The motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, which would have allowed another Business of the House motion to be debated on Tuesday 25 June was rejected by 309 votes to 298.

Inequality and social mobility

The second Opposition Day motion - on inequality and social mobility - passed without a division.

Discrimination in sport

The last of the three Opposition Day debates was on discrimination in sport.

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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.

Watching debates from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

Image: UK Parliament / Mark Duffy

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