Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 13 March 2002

  • [Sylvia Heal in the Chair]

  • Sudan

    27 speeches

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

  • Energy Review

    60 speeches

    I hope that this is the beginning of a major national debate on "The Energy Review" document. I congratulate the Government on bringing the review to the House and to the nation. It is a...

  • Cetacean Bycatches (South-West)

    19 speeches

    The debate is timely, because record numbers of dolphins and porpoises have been found washed up on the beaches of Devon and Cornwall since January, and also off the coast of France. I pay...

  • Diabetes

    4 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about a serious health issue that has never received the recognition that it deserves. Some 1.5 million British people of all ages, races and...

  • Aggregates Tax

    23 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to bring an important issue before the House. Five years ago, the Government issued a statement of intent on environmental taxation. The principle was simply...

What is this?

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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