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Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 7 March 2001

  • [Mrs. Sylvia Heal in the Chair]

  • Fishing Industry

    43 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.--[Mr. Touhig.]

  • UN Human Rights Commission

    25 speeches

    I am delighted to introduce this debate on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which is the most important annual event devoted to human rights. The 57th session is due to begin on 19...

  • Railway Crossings (Stone)

    10 speeches

    Level crossings on public highways are causing my constituents serious problems. There is one in Hixon, three in Stone, one in Barlaston and another at Blythe bridge. There is also a level...

  • Ethical Education

    2 speeches

    The object of my debate is to raise the issue of moral education. I wanted to raise the issue in a general way, but the Table Office told me that I had to make it specific to a Department, so I...

  • Agriculture (West Dorset)

    3 speeches

    I am grateful to the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for coming to the debate, especially as she has probably realised that my main aim is to lobby her. I shall...

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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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