Westminster Hall debates: 14 September 2011

15 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 14 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 Late payments (SMEs) 

Debbie Abrahams, Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, moved a debate on late payments to small and medium-sized enterpirses which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey.

11.00-11.30 Regulation of media ownership

Graham Allen, Labour MP for Nottingham North, moved a debate on the regulating ownership of the media which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey.

14.30-16.00 European Union Fiscal Union 

William Cash, Conservative MP for Stone, moved a debate on European Union fiscal union which received an answer from the Financial Secretary of the Treasury, Mark Hoban.

16.00-16.30 Waste water 

Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, moved a debate on waste water in the Thames and Greater London which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon.

16.30-17.00 Consumer Focus Wales

Mark Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, moved a debate on Consumer Focus Wales which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey.

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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