Westminster Hall debates: 15 June 2011

16 June 2011

Westminster Hall debates provide MPs with an opportunity to debate local or national issues and to receive a response from a government Minister.

Five debates were held in Westminster Hall on 15 June 2011. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debates via the links to Parliament TV and Commons Hansard.

Also, find more information about current parliamentary material in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

9.30 - 11.00 - Small and medium-sized enterprises

Caroline Dinenage, Conservative MP for Gosport, moved a debate on Government support for small and medium-sized businesses in the South of England, which received an answer from Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mark Prisk.

11:00 - 11:30 - Unauthorised encampments

Simon Kirby, Conservative MP for Brighton, Kemptown, moved a debate on the management of unauthorised encampments in Brighton, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Robert Neill. 

14:30 - 16:00 - Caring responsibilities

Sheila Gilmore, Labour MP for Edinburgh East, moved a debate on effects of spending reductions on families with caring responsibilities, which received an answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton.

16:00 - 16:30 - Eyesight tests for drivers 

Meg Munn, Labour/Co-op MP for Heeley, moved a debate on eyesight testing requirements for drivers, which received an answer from Minister of State, Department for Transport, Theresa Villiers.

16:30 - 17:00 - Housing in Bradford

David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, moved a debate on housing in Bradford, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Andrew Stunell.

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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