MPs debated transitional state pension arrangements, and police funding and crime

24 February 2016

MPs debated transitional state pension arrangements for women in the House of Commons today, Wednesday 24 February 2016. The debate was the first of two to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Transitional state pension arrangements for women

The debate was moved by Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Owen Smith MP. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions, Justin Tomlinson MP, responded on behalf of the Government.

Police funding, crime and community safety

The debate was moved by the Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham MP. The Minister of State for the Home Office, Mike Penning MP, responded on behalf of the Government.

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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 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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