MPs debate Queen's Speech: Day 6 -The economy

04 June 2015

On the final day of debate on the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons on Thursday 4 June 2015, MPs debated those aspects of the speech relating to the economy. 

The Speaker selected amendment (e) in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, and amendments (a) and (b). The debate was opened on behalf of the Opposition by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chris Leslie.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne responded on behalf of the Government.

Amendment (e) in the name of the Leader of the Opposition was negatived on division (Division No. 2: Ayes 278 votes, Noes 325 votes)

Amendment (b) was negatived on division (Division No. 3: Ayes 60 votes, Noes 318 votes)

Amendment (a) was not moved.

The main question was agreed on division (Division No. 4: Ayes 326 votes, Noes 279 votes)

Debate on the Address: Day 5

Wednesday 3 June 2015: Devolution and growth across Britain

Debate on the Address: Day 4

Tuesday 2 June 2015: Health and Social Care

Debate on the Address: Day 3

Monday 1 June 2015: Britain in the World

Debate on the Address: Day 2

Thursday 28 May 2015 : Home Affairs and Justice

The Queen's Speech

Her Majesty the Queen delivered the Speech in the Lords Chamber outlining the Government's legislative programme for the parliamentary year ahead on Wednesday 27 May 2015. Watch the Queen's Speech and follow five days of debate on the contents of the Speech in Parliamentary news.

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