Westminster Hall debates: 29 March 2011

30 March 2011

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

Five debates were held in Westminster Hall on 23 March 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 - West Lothian Question

Paul Murphy, Labour MP for Torfaen, moved a debate on the West Lothian Question which received an answer from Mark Harper, the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office.

11.00-12.30 - Financial Services (Rural Communities)

Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, moved a debate on access to financial services in rural areas which received an answer from Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

12.30-13.00 - Solar Power and Feed-in Tariffs

Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North, moved a debate on solar power and feed-in tariffs which received an answer from Shailesh Vara, Assistant Whip (on behalf of Charles Hendry, Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change).

13.00-13.30 - Carmel Bloom

Lee Scott, Conservative MP for Ilford North, moved a debate on the circumstances surrounding the death of Carmel Bloom which received an answer from Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health.

13.30-14.00 - Road Vehicle Wheel Safety 

Paul Goggins, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, moved a debate on road vehicle wheel safety which received an answer from Mike Penning, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

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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