Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

  • [Albert Owen in the Chair] — Sudan and South Sudan

    16 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed , That the sitting be now adjourned.—( Jeremy Wright .)

  • Centenaries (UK and Ireland)

    14 speeches

    The timing of this debate is in many ways very appropriate. Yesterday, 6 December, marked the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty, which led to the formation of the Irish...

  • Pension Plan Charges — [Mr Roger Gale in the Chair]

    13 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Gale. I declare an interest: I have a pension myself, and I draw Members’ attention to the Register of Members’...

  • Tibet

    16 speeches

    Thank you, Mr Gale, and thank you to Mr Speaker for choosing this subject—in Tibetan, thuk-je-che: thank you. At this time of year, we can probably have no debate more appropriate than one...

  • Trident

    28 speeches

    I am pleased that you are chairing the debate, Mr Gale, and that we have secured it. I regret that it will be only 30 minutes long, but we will do our best. A number of hon. Members want to...

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Opened in December 1999, Westminster Hall is aimed at fostering a new style of debate. Sessions are open to all MPs, who sit in a horseshoe arrangement which is meant to encourage constructive rather than confrontational debate.

The meetings are presided over by a Deputy Speaker and there are no votes.

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