MPs debate tax avoidance and public finances in Scotland

03 February 2016

MPs are to debate tax avoidance and multinational companies in the House of Commons today, 3 February 2016. The debate is the first of two to take place this afternoon on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Tax avoidance and multinational companies

The debate is expected to start at approximately 12.50pm after the Ten Minute Rule Motion on Automatic Electoral Registration, but may be later if any Urgent Questions or statements are granted on the day.

Timings are approximate as Parliamentary business is subject to change.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

Public finances in Scotland

The second of today’s Opposition debates is on public finances in Scotland. The debate is expected to start between 3.30pm and 4pm and last for 3 hours.

Timings are approximate as Parliamentary business is subject to change.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

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.

Watching Opposition day debates from the public gallery

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

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