Westminster Hall debates: 26 October 2011

27 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 26 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 BBC local radio

Robin Walker, Conservative MP for Worcester, moved a debate on the future of BBC local radio which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Edward Vaizey.

11.00-11.30 Public health in Bexley

David Evennett, Conservative MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, moved a debate on public health issues in Bexley which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton.

14.30-16.00 Governance of the internet

Alun Michael, Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, moved a debate on governance of the internet and the UK approach to communications technology which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Edward Vaizey.

16.00-16.30 Fuel poverty 

Chris Evans, Labour/Co-op MP for Iswyn, moved a debate on the effect of fuel poverty on vulnerable groups which received an answer from the Minister of State for Climate Change, Gregory Barker.

16.30-17.00 Seagulls in coastal towns

Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, moved a debate on seagulls in coastal towns which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, James Paice.

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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