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What are adjournment debates?

Post by: 09/05/2018 0 comments 8204 views

This video summarises the role and the mechanism of adjournment debates, and the benefit they bring to Parliament.

Video Information

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.
Information for Teachers

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)

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