MPs debate future of east coast inshore fishing fleet

15 October 2010

Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, opened an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the future of the east coast inshore fishing fleet. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon MP, responded on behalf of the Government.

Adjournment debates

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

There are several different types of adjournment debate. Some allow the Commons to hold a general open-ended debate on a subject or a government policy without reaching a formal decision about it.

Others provide an opportunity for backbench MPs to raise constituency issues or other matters relating to government administration or policy - and to obtain a response from a government minister.

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