The debates were among four Westminster Hall debates that gave MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and to receive a response from a Government Minister.
9.30am - 11am: Youth employment
Chloe Smith, Conservative MP for Norwich North, moved a debate on youth employment. The Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock, responded on behalf of the Government.
The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.
11am - 11.30am: Political independence of charities
This debate was due to be moved by Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, but was withdrawn by the Member in charge. The morning sitting was suspended at 11am.
2.30pm - 4pm: Domestic and international connectivity provided by regional airports
Mike Kane, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, moved a debate on domestic and international connectivity provided by regional airports. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill, responded on behalf of the Government.
4pm - 4.30pm: Rights of young asylum seekers
Jim Sheridan, Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, moved a debate on the rights of young asylum seekers. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Karen Bradley, responded on behalf of the Government.
4.30pm - 5pm: Provision of additional school places in London Borough of Harrow
Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, moved a debate on the provision of additional school places in London Borough of Harrow. The Minister for Schools, David Laws, responded on behalf of the Government.
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
UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public galleries.
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