Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 21 November 2001

  • [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair]

  • Alder Hey Hospital

    32 speeches

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

  • Farming (North-West)

    74 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to debate farming in the north-west. This is a vital time for farming, and the industry is at a crossroads and will need clear direction from the Government. I...

  • Children Act

    6 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this issue. The 35th anniversary of Ken Loach's groundbreaking documentary "Cathy Come Home" falls next month. The programme put homelessness on the...

  • Small Acute Hospitals

    8 speeches

    I am pleased to have secured this important debate. I had hoped that it would be longer, but I am happy with a short debate and I shall try to keep my comments brief. I raised related matters in...

  • Education Funding (Stoke-on-Trent)

    4 speeches

    The problems associated with the standard spending assessment formula did not start at the 1997 general election. The problems and the basic unfairness of the SSA, especially as it applies 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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