Westminster Hall debates: 17 June 2014

Westminster Hall debates: 17 June 2014
17 June 2014

MPs debated the organ donation register and bus services on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

The debates were amongst five scheduled Westminster Hall debates that gave MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and to receive a response from a Government Minister.

Morning schedule

9.30am - 11am: Increasing sign-ups to the organ donation register

Andrew Griffiths, Conservative MP for Burton, moved a debate on increasing the number of sign-ups to the organ donation register.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Jane Ellison, responded on behalf of the Government.

11am - 11.30am: Junction 10A of the A14

Mr Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering, moved a debate on Junction 10A of the A14.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Robert Goodwill, responded on behalf of the Government.

Afternoon schedule

2.30pm - 4pm: Availability of bus services

Andy Sawford, Labour (Co-op) MP for Corby, moved a debate on the availability of bus services.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Stephen Hammond, responded on behalf of the Government.

4pm - 4.30pm: Defra's communications with hill farmers

Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, moved a debate on Defra's communications with hill farmers.  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson, responded on behalf of the Government.

4.30pm - 5pm: Banking industry's business loans appeals system

Sir Andrew Stunell, Liberal Democrat MP for Hazel Grove, moved a debate on the banking industry's business loans appeals system.  The Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock, responded on behalf of the Government.

Related information

Westminster Hall debates

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are two one and a half hour debates and three half hour debates. The longer debates are intended for broader subjects where a number of MPs will want to speak. The shorter debates may focus on an issue that an MP may want to raise about their constituency.
 
Two ballots are held on the Wednesday of the previous week for each type of debate; MPs may enter into both ballots but can only be successful in one.
 
Each government department responds to the debates every other week according to a rota.
 
The Chair is taken by a member of the Panel of Chairs, with the same duties and powers conferred on Deputy Speakers.

Watching Westminster Hall debates from the public gallery

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