Westminster Hall debates: 17 May 2011

18 May 2011

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

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debates via Parliament TV and Commons Hansard.

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

Future of social care services

9.30–11.00 - Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North, moved a debate on the future of social care services, which received an answer from Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow.

Role of religious education in schools

11.00–12.30 - Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton, moved a debate on the role of religious education in schools, which received an answer from Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb.

Future of the Forensic Science Service

12.30–1.00 - Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, moved a debate on the future of the Forensic Science Service, which received an answer from Minister of State for Immigration, Damian Green.

Treatment of problem gambling

1.00–1.30 - Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, moved a debate on the treatment of problem gambling, which received an answer from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, John Penrose.

Public sector jobs in Grimsby

1.30–2.00 - Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby, moved a debate on the transfer of public sector jobs in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency out of Grimsby, which received an answer from Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke.

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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