Westminster Hall debates: 13 July 2011

14 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 Wednesday 13 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.

9.30 - 11.00 - High-speed rail

Susan Elan Jones, Labour MP for Clwyd South, moved a debate on the benefits of high-speed rail, which received an answer from Minister of State for Rail, Theresa Villiers.

11:00 - 11:30 - Youth unemployment in Mitcham and Morden

Siobhain McDonagh, Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, moved a debate on youth unemployment in Mitcham and Morden, which received an answer from Minister of State for Employment, Chris Grayling. 

14:30 - 16:00 - Gypsy and traveller planning

Priti Patel, Conservative MP for Witham, moved a debate on Government consultation on gypsy and traveller planning, which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Planning, Robert Neill.

16:00 - 16:30 - Missing persons in Cyprus

Mike Freer, Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green, moved a debate on missing persons in Cyprus, which received an answer from Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Officek, Jeremy Browne.

16:30 - 17:00 - Worklessness in Wales

Hywel Williams, Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon, moved a debate on worklessness in Wales, which received an answer from Minister of State for Employment, Chris Grayling.

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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