Five Westminster Hall Debates 22 June

23 June 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 22 June 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 Current and future effects of youth unemployment

Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, moved a debate on what can be done to help young unemployed people in this country. This received an answer from Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Chris Grayling.

11.00-11.30 Education Capital Programmes in Coventry

Jim Cunningham, Labour MP for Coventry South, moved a debate on the capital programmes in Coventry and the loss of funds for education and school buildings. This received an answer from Minister of State, Department for Education, Mr Nick Gibb.

14.30-16.00 UK relations with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, moved a debate on the strategic importance of UK relations with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. This received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt.

16.00-16.30 Ownership of Hadrian’s Wall

John Stevenson, Conservative MP for Carlisle, moved a debate on Hadrian’s Wall, its ownership and the future management and marketing of it. This received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, John Penrose.

16.30-17.00 Maximum sentence for dangerous driving offences

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull East, moved a debate on dangerous driving, sentencing and the impact on victims. This received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Mr Crispin Blunt.

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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