Westminster Hall debates: 4 May 2011

05 May 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 4 May 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 - Family policy

Jessica Lee, Conservative MP for Erewash, moved a debate on family policy which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department for Education, Sarah Teather.

11.00-11.30 - NHS prescribed medicines

Margot James, Conservative MP for Stourbridge, moved a debate on the supply of NHS prescribed medicines to the public which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department of Health, Paul Burstow.

2.30-4.00 - Private finance initiative hospitals

Dave Watts, Labour MP for St Helens North, moved a debate on the future of private finance initiative hospitals which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department of Health, Simon Burns.

4.00-4.30 - Equitable Life

Brian H. Donohoe, Labour MP for Central Ayrshire, moved a debate on Equitable Life which received an answer from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban.

4.30-5.00 - Small and Medium-sized Businesses (Witham)

Priti Patel, Conservative MP for Witham, moved a debate on small and medium-sized businesses in Witham which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mark Prisk.

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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