South East round-up: 26 February 2010

26 February 2010

Parliamentary business relating to the South East region for the week ending 26 February

Written questions

Written questions can be used by MPs or Lords to hold the Government to account, requesting information such as policy detail or statistics.

Adjournment debates

Adjournment debates are a way of having a general debate in the House of Commons without requiring the House to vote. The MP who tabled the subject of the debate will speak first and a Government minister will reply.

Public petitions

Public petitions involve sending a written appeal to an MP, following a set format, which is then presented to the House of Commons by that MP. They can be used to raise awareness of an issue and to request action.

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