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On Thursday 3 March MPs took part in a debate on the offshore oil and gas industry in Westminster Hall. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Peter Aldous, Mary Glindon and Kirsty Blackman on Tuesday 23 February.
This debate was opened by Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney.
Watch Parliament TV: Westminster Hall debate on offshore oil and gas industry
Read debate transcript (Hansard): Westminster Hall debate on offshore oil and gas industry
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