Westminster Hall debates: 30 march 2011

31 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 30 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 - Children with special educational needs

Alun Cairns, Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan, moved a debate on children with special educational needs which received an answer from Sarah Teather, Minister of State for Education.

11.00-11.30 - Squatting

Mike Weatherley, Conservative MP for Hove, moved a debate on squatting which received an answer from Crispin Blunt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice.

14.30-16.00 - Public satisfaction with the NHS

John Cryer, Labour MP for Leyton and Wantead, moved a debate on public satisfaction with the NHS which received an answer from Simon Burns, Minister of State for Health.

16.00-16.30 - Visas for foreign fisherman

Jim Shannon, Democratic Unionist Party MP for Strangfor, moved a debate on visas for foreign fishermen which received an answer from Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department.

16.30-17.00 - Use of public highways for motor sport

Ben Wallace, Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North, moved a debate on use of public highways for motor sport 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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