Debates in Parliament

Both Houses hold debates in which Members discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. Debates are designed to assist MPs and Lords to reach an informed decision on a subject. Votes are often held to conclude a debate, which may involve then passing or rejecting a proposed new law (legislation) or simply registering their opinion on a subject. All debates are recorded in a publication called ‘Hansard’ – available online or in print.

Debates from 2015

Debates from 2014

Debates from 2013

Debates from 2012

Debates from 2011

Debates from 2010

Debates from 2009

Debates from 2008

Debates from 2007