Westminster Hall debates: 26 April 2011

27 April 2011

Westminster Hall debates provide MPs an opportunity to debate local or national issues and to receive a response from a government Minister.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debates via Parliament TV and Commons Hansard. Also, find more information about current parliamentary material in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

9.30-11.00 - Port basing of submarines and frigates in Plymouth

Oliver Colvile, Conservative MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, moved a debate on the port basing of submarines and frigates in Plymouth which received an answer from , Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence.

11.00-12.30 – Competitiveness of the UK oil refining industry

Michael Connarty, Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, moved a debate on the competitiveness of the UK oil refining industry which received an answer from , Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

12.30-13.00 – Camp Ashraf

David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend West, moved a debate on Camp Ashraf (Iraq) which received an answer from, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

13.00-13.30 – Support for Reddish Business Incubator

Andrew Gwynne, Labour MP for Denton and Reddish, moved a debate on support for Reddish business incubator, which received an answer from, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

13.30-14.00 - Searching of the Sikh turban at airports

Paul Uppal, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West, moved a debate on the searching of the Sikh turban at airports which received an answer from, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Westminster Hall debates

Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.

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