Around The House

Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster at 11.35pm tonight (Thursday 5 September).

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Around The House: MPs acknowledge shadow of Iraq in debate over Syria.

In our political programme from Westminster, a panel of MPs considered the aftermath of the Government's defeat in the Commons over possible military action in Syria.

Joining Helen Ford for the studio discussion; the Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown; the Conservative member for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill, and the Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.

You can watch an edited version of the debate here:

Where next after the vote on Syria? Around The House at 11:35pm

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Join Helen Ford and guests at 11:35pm Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

It's been a dramatic week for MPs, who were recalled to Westminster for the vote on possible military action in Syria.

In tonight's Around The House, we look at the aftermath of the Government's defeat and ask what it will mean for the party leaders.

Joining the debate are the Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill, the Redcar Lib Dem member Ian Swales and the Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway Russell Brown.

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The rise of short-term loans

A growing number of people are turning to pay-day and short-term loans.

The companies who lend the money say they are providing a valuable and responsible service.

There are concerns, though, that borrowers can fall into a cycle of debt.

On the day that MPs have debated the subject in parliament, we look at the issue in tonight's edition of Around The House.

Fiona McIlraith has this background report:

Dealing with debt : MPs debate alternatives to high- interest loans

Politicians are among those calling for alternative ways for people to borrow money, to avoid high-interest loans.

In tonight's Around The House, the Labour MP for Stockton North Alex Cunningham and Hexham's Conservative MP Guy Opperman debate the issue. Watch a clip from their discussion here:

Catch the full programme at 11:35pm tonight on ITV in the Tyne Tees and Border regions.