Westminster Hall debates: 11 October 2011

12 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 11 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 Gangs

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, moved a debate on government policy on gangs which received an answer from the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice, Nick Herbert.

11.00-12.30 Rural bus services

Brandon Lewis, Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, moved a debate on funding for rural bus services which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

12.30-13.00 Education system and dance 

Frank Doran, Labour MP for Aberdeen North, moved a debate on the education system and dance which received an answer from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb.

13.00-13.30 Marine operations in Weymouth

Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset, moved a debate on a proposal for a marine operations centre at Weymouth which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning.

13.30-14.00 School places in Bristol

Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, moved a debate on the provision of school places in Bristol which received an answer from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb.

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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