This video summarises the role and the mechanism of adjournment debates, and the benefit they bring to Parliament.
This video covers:
- Adjournment debates as mechanisms that allow the House to debate informally.
- Adjournment debates do not need to come to a resolution.
- Adjournment debates are considered the ‘property’ of backbenchers.
Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.
The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:
- The origin and role of adjournment debates.
- The opportunity that adjournment debates offer.
With thanks to
- Paul Evans, Principle Clerk of the Table Office in the House of Commons 2011-2014
Image – Father of the House (UK Parliament-Catherine Bebbington)