Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 5 February 2002

  • [Sir Michael Lord in the Chair]

  • Manufacturing Industry

    29 speeches

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

  • Tax System

    20 speeches

    I am delighted to be able to raise an issue that causes many people a great deal of concern. By way of introduction, I should admit that I am a chartered accountant. Many people may think that,...

  • Health Inequalities (Huddersfield)

    2 speeches

    It is a great pleasure to introduce a debate on a topic close to my heart, and to have it presided over by you, Mr. Illsley, a fellow Yorkshire Member of Parliament. I want to make general points...

  • Role of Lord Birt

    7 speeches

    I am delighted to have secured this debate today; it is, in many ways, a journey into the unknown. I hope that by the end of it we will all know more about what Lord Birt does. The Minister has a...

  • Social Exclusion

    2 speeches

    Back in May 1997, the new Government pledged to get 250,000 young, unemployed people off benefit and into work. The target had been more than reached by September 2000, when more than 254,000...

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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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