Westminster Hall Debates: 16 March 2011

17 March 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 16 March 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 – Government support for access to private schools

Rob Wilson, Conservative MP for Reading East, moved this debate, which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Tim Loughton.

11.00-11.30 – Noise from the A38 in Amber Valley

Nigel Mills, Conservative MP for Amber Valley, moved this debate, which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

14.30 -16.00 – The wood panel industry and the UN International Year of Forests

Anne McGuire, Labour MP for Stirling, moved this debate, which received an answer from Gregory Barker, the Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change.

16.00-16.30 – Future of healthcare provision in West Cumbria

Jamie Reed, Labour MP for Copeland, moved this debate, which received an answer from Anne Milton, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health.

16.30-17.00 – Provision of schools crossing patrols in Dorset

Annette Brooke, Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, moved this debate, which revieced an answer from Norman Baker, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

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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