Westminster Hall debates: 10 September 2013

10 September 2013

MPs are to debate sexual entertainment license exemptions and the future of the Climate Change Act 2008 in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 10 September 2013.

The debates are two of five scheduled Westminster Hall debates taking place today that will give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and to receive a response from a Government minister.

Morning schedule of Westminster Hall debates: 10 September 2013

Timings are approximate and Parliamentary business is subject to change.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons are available three hours after they happen in Today's Commons Debates.

9.30 -11am: Sexual entertainment license exemptions

To be moved by Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay.

11 - 11.30am: Governance of local authority pensions funds

To be moved by Mark Field, Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster.

Afternoon schedule of Westminster Hall debates: 10 September 2013

Timings are approximate and Parliamentary business is subject to change.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons are available three hours after they happen in Today's Commons Debates.

2.30 - 4pm: Future of the Climate Change Act 2008

To be moved by David T.C. Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth.

4 - 4.30pm: First World War centenary commemorations

To be moved by Gareth Johnson, Conservative MP for Dartford.

4.30 - 5pm: Future of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry

To be moved by Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley North.

Westminster Hall debates

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are two one and a half hour debates and three half hour debates. The longer debates are intended for broader subjects where a number of MPs will want to speak. The shorter debates may focus on an issue that an MP may want to raise about their constituency.
 
Two ballots are held on the Wednesday of the previous week for each type of debate; MPs may enter into both ballots but can only be successful in one.
 
Each government department responds to the debates every other week according to a rota.

The Chair is taken by a member of the Panel of Chairs, with the same duties and powers conferred on Deputy Speakers.

Watching Westminster Hall debates from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public galleries.

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