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adjournment debate

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Definition of adjournment debate in English:

noun

(In the UK) a debate in the House of Commons on the motion that the House be adjourned, used as an opportunity for raising various matters.
Example sentences
  • Those members will have an opportunity this evening in the adjournment debate to debate this matter if they want to.
  • The matter was raised during the adjournment debate following the announcement by the company, that the Tallow cigar plant is to cease production.
  • The news has also been welcomed by Sheffield MP Meg Munn, who earlier this year raised the issue through an adjournment debate in the House of Commons.

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