Westminster Hall debates: 13 September 2011

14 September 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 13 September 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 Tourism in Yorkshire

Nigel Adams, Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, moved a debate on tourism in Yorkshire which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, John Penrose.

11.00-12.30 Road fuel duties

Brian H. Donohoe, Labour MP for Central Ayrshire, moved a debate on road fuel duties which received an answer from Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Justine Greening.

12.30-13.00 Radar industry

Andrew Turner, Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight, moved a debate on BAE Systems and the procurement of radar systems by the Ministry of Defence which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Peter Luff.

13.00-13.30 Gaza (Aid)

Michael Connarty, Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, moved a debate on Aid to Gaza which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Stephen O’Brien.

13.30-14.00 UK Environment Capital (City of Peterborough)

Stewart Jackson, Conservative MP for Peterborough, moved a debate on Peterborough’s aspiration to be the home of the UK Environment Capital which received an answer from the Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark.

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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