Westminster Hall debates: 6 July 2011

07 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 6 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 - Dangerous dogs

Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North, moved a debate on dangerous dogs, which received an answer from Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, James Paice.

11:00 - 11:30 - Flood defences

Anne McIntosh, Conservative MP for Tirsk and Malton, moved a debate on implications of potential delays to planned flood defence systems, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon. 

14:30 - 16:00 - Employment in the North West

Gordon Marsden, Labour MP for Blackpool South, moved a debate on future career opportunities for young people in the North West, which received an answer from the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes.

16:00 - 16:30 - Phonographic Performance Ltd

Margaret Ritchie, SDLP MP for South Down, moved a debate on the effects of Photographic Performance Limited regulations on small and medium-sized enterprises, which received an answer from Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes.

16:30 - 17:00 - Special Olympics

Chris Heaton-Harris, Conservative MP for Daventry, moved a debate on the Special Olympics, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Edward Vaizey.

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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