MPs debate co-operatives and mutuality

01 July 2011

Adrian Bailey, Labour/Co-op MP for West Bromwich West, moved a Backbench Business debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 30 June on co-operatives and mutuality

Watch and read the views of MPs who took part in the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Backbench Business Committee

The House of Commons established the Backbench Business Committee on 15 June 2010. The Committee has responsibility for scheduling debates that are devoted to backbench business in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.

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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