Westminster Hall debates
Tuesday, 18 December 2012

  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Yorkshire (Tour de France) (49 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—( Mr Syms.)
  • Cornwall (Government Funding) (14 speeches)
    It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I am delighted to see the Minister in his place and am grateful for his presence. My topic is funding, generally, across Departments...
  • Welfare Reform (Disabled People and Carers) — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (62 speeches)
    Owing to the interest in this debate, it will be necessary to impose a time limit on speeches. I shall decide what that will be after the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) has finished his...
  • Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds (24 speeches)
    I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss this important issue, and I thank you, Mr Chope, for allowing me to open the debate, in which I will call for the voting age to be lowered to 16. It...
  • Outsourcing of Public Services (12 speeches)
    I called for a debate this afternoon on the outsourcing of our public services. I am grateful to Social Enterprise UK, in particular Celia Richardson, for putting together the report, “The...