Westminster Hall debate on tackling pensioner poverty

11 December 2009

Terry Rooney MP, Chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, introduced a debate in Westminster Hall on tackling pensioner poverty, which discussed the Committee's report published earlier this year and the Government's response. Helen Goodman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Work and Pensions, responded to the debate

Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to consider 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.

On Thursdays, the sitting consists of a single debate, either on a topic chosen by the Government - or as on this occasion - on a report from a select committee.

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