MPs debate congenital cardiac services for children

24 June 2011

Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, introduced a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 23 June on congenital cardiac services for children

The debate coincides with a review led by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts into the reconfiguration of children’s heart surgery in England which comes to an end shortly.

Simon Burns, Minister of State for the Department of Health responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

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.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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