Debate on the textile industry in Scotland

21 October 2009

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk MP, Michael Moore, introduced a Westminster Hall adjournment debate on the state of the textile industry in Scotland. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Ian Lucas, responded for the Government.

An adjournment debate is simply a way of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote.

At sittings in Westminster Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are two one-and-a-half hour debates and three half-hour debates. The one-and-a-half hour debates are intended to be more general involving a number of MPs.

Each government department is available to respond to debates only every other week, according to a rota.


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