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 19 July 2011. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debates via the links to Parliament TV and Commons Hansard.
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09.30-11.00 – School Food
Andrew Gwynne, Labour MP for Denton and Reddish, moved a debate on the provision and quality of school meals. The debate received a response from Minister of State, Department for Education, Sarah Teather.
11.00-11.30 – Office of the Public Guardian
Kevin Brennan, Labour MP for Cardiff West, moved a debate on the Office of the Public Guardian. The debate received a response from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Crispin Blunt.
14.30 -16.00 – Hospital finances
John Pugh, Liberal Democrat MP for Southport moved a debate on hospital finances. The debate received a response from Minister of State, Department of Health, Simon Burns.
16.00-16.30 – Royal parks
Mark Field, Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster, moved a debate on the subject of Royal parks. The debate received a response from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, John Penrose.
16.30-17.00 – GM food technologies
George Freeman, Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk, moved a debate on GM food technologies.
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.