MPs debate the coastguard service

25 March 2011

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, moved a Backbench Business debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 24 March on the future of the coastguard service.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate.

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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