Helen Ford hosts political debate from Westminster in Around the House at 11:40pm.
She's joined by Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson to discuss proposed changes to the law on anti-social behaviour. Plus Hexham's Guy Opperman talks apprenticeships.
Redcar MP Ian Swales, Sunderland's Julie Elliott and Carlisle MP John Stevenson debate equal marriage and ask whether the promised referendum on our future in the EU leaves uncertainty hanging over the region.
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