Westminster Hall debates: 8 June 2011

09 June 2011

Debates held in Westminster Hall provide MPs with an opportunity to debate local or national issues and to receive a direct response from a government Minister.

Five debates were held in Westminster Hall on 8 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 - Wild Animals (Circuses)

Robert Flello, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, moved a debate on wild animals performing in circuses which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, James Paice.

11.00-11.30 - UK and Georgia

Denis MacShane, Labour MP for Rotherham, moved a debate on the relationship between the UK and Georgia which received an answer from the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jeremy Browne.

2.30-4.00 - Victim Support

Andrew George, Liberal Democrat MP for St Ives, moved a debate on the support for victims in the judicial system which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Justice, Crispin Blunt.

4.00-4.30 - Single Payment Scheme

Jeremy Lefroy, Conservative MP for Stafford, moved a debate on single payment scheme of the EU Common Agricultural Policy which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, James Paice.

4.30-5.00 - Machine-to-Machine Communication

Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, moved a debate on economic opportunities for machine-to-machine communication which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, 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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