Westminster Hall debates: 29 June 2011

30 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 29 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.

9.30 - 11.00 - Convention on domestic workers

Fiona Mactaggart, Labour MP for Slough, moved a debate on the International Labour Organisation convention on domestic workers, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey.

11:00 - 11:30 - Kirkstall Forge Railway Station

Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West, moved a debate on the Kirkstall Forge Railway Station, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker. 

14:30 - 16:00 - Coal-fired power stations

Mark Spencer, Conservative MP for Sherwood, moved a debate on coal-fired power stations, which received an answer from the Minister of State for Renewable Energy, Charles Hendry.

16:00 - 16:30 - Local rail services in Bristol 

Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP for Bristol North West, moved a debate on local rail services in Bristol, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

16:30 - 17:00 - Computer games industry

Jim McGovern, Labour MP for Dundee West, moved a debate on the computer games industry, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Penrose.

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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