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MPs debate quantitative easing

7 September 2016

On Thursday 15 September MPs took part in a House of Commons Chamber debate on quantitative easing. This debate was opened by Ian Blackford, Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

There was also a debate pack produced by the House of Commons Library which includes more information on this debate's subject:

Text of the Motion debated

That this House calls on the Bank of England to provide a detailed analysis of the effect of its quantitative easing programme on the financial markets and the wider economy which includes an assessment of the future development of the quantitative easing programme and other monetary policy measures it may consider appropriate to achieve its objectives.

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

Further information

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