Westminster Hall debates: 19 October 2011

20 October 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 19 October 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 Arch Cru Compensation Scheme

Tom Greatrex, Lab/Co-op MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, moved a debate on Arch Cru Compensation Scheme which relates to the collapse of the Arch Cru investment fund which received an answer from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban.

11.00-11.30 Dangerous dogs

Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for Coventry North West, moved a debate on the regulation of dangerous dogs which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon.

14.30-16.00 MOD procurement 

Gordon Henderson, Conservative MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, moved a debate on Ministry of Defence procurement contracts which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Peter Luff.

16.00-16.30 Rural broadband in Cheshire East 

Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton, moved a debate on rural broadband in Cheshire East which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Edward Vaizey.

16.30-17.00 S4C

Hywel Williams, Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon, moved a debate on S4C (Welsh broadcasting channel) which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, 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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