Westminster Hall Debates: 12 July 2011

13 July 2011

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

Five debates were held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 12 July 2011. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debates via the links to Parliament TV and Commons Hansard.

Also, find more information about current parliamentary material in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

09.30-11.00 – Future of the UK train building industry

Nigel Mills, conservative MP for Amber Valley, moved a debate on train building and how train building contracts are awarded. The debate received a response from Minister of State, Department for Transport, Theresa Villiers.

11.00-12.30 – Housing market renewal

Luciana Berger, Labour/Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree, moved a debate on the effects of the cancellation of the housing market renewal initiative. The debate received a response from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Andrew Stunell.

12.30 -13.00 – Drivers and diabetes

John Thurso, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross moved a debate on type 2 driving licences for public service vehicles and large goods vehicles and drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes. The debate received a response from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning. 

13.00-13.30 – Effects of public spending reductions on women in Coventry

Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for Coventry North West, moved a debate on the impact of the Budget measures on women in Coventry and the pay gap between men and women. The debate received a response from Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Justine Greening.

13.30-14.00 – Benefits to EU nationals

Anne Main, Conservative MP for St Albans, moved a debate on EU nationals claiming benefits in the UK and what the MP describes as 'benefit tourism'. The debate received a respnse from Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb.

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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