Debate on investigation into collapse of MG Rover

04 November 2009

Birmingham Northfield MP, Richard Burden, introduced a Westminster Hall adjournment debate on the results of the investigation into the affairs of Phoenix Venture Holdings Group and MG Rover Group. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skill, Ian Lucas, responded for the Government.

An adjournment debate is simply a way of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote.

At sittings in Westminster Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are two one-and-a-half hour debates and three half-hour debates. The one-and-a-half hour debates are intended to be more general involving a number of MPs.

Each government department is available to respond to debates only every other week, according to a rota.

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