Westminster Hall debates: 28 October 2014

Westminster Hall debates: 28 October 2014
28 October 2014

MPs debated copycat websites for Government services and UK aid for children and young people with disabilities on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

The debates were among five scheduled Westminster Hall debates that gave MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and to receive a response from a Government Minister.

Westminster Hall debates: 28 October 2014

9.30am - 11am: Copycat Websites (Government Services)

Chris Evans, Labour MP for Islwyn, moved a debate on Copycat websites for Government services. The Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Edward Vaizey, responded on behalf of the Government.

11am - 11.30am: Personal Independence Payments

Tom Clarke, Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, moved a debate on Citizens Advice Scotland's report entitled Voices from the Frontline: Personal Independence Payments. The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Harper, responded on behalf of the Government.

2.30pm - 4pm: Education for Young People with Disabilities (UK Aid)

Mark Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, moved a debate on UK aid to education for children and young people with disabilities. The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Tom Brake, responded on behalf of the Government.

4pm - 4.30pm: Furness line

Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, moved a debate on on the future of Furness line. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Claire Perry, responded on behalf of the Government.

4.30pm - 5pm: UK Visa Applications (Malawi)

Tom Greatrex, Labour MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, moved a debate on UK visa applications from Malawi. The Minister for Security and Immigration, James Brokenshire, responded on behalf of the Government.

Related information

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.

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