Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 24 July 2002

  • [Sir Michael Lord in the Chair]

  • Packaging Waste

    25 speeches

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

  • PPG3

    35 speeches

    First, I apologise for choosing what is probably the dullest debate title this Session. PPG3—Planning policy guidance note 3—is something that I did not know a great deal about two...

  • Social Exclusion

    3 speeches

    Last week, in this Chamber, there was an excellent Government debate on poverty. The Government set out clearly and without complacency the progress that they have made over the past few years in...

  • Manchester Airport

    5 speeches

    Thank you, Mr Amess. It is a delight to serve under your chairmanship. This is "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" for me, although not with the august Minister of State. I usually deal with his...

  • Pensioners (Allowances)

    10 speeches

    Thank you, Mr. Amess. I am delighted to have secured a debate on an issue that affects not just my constituents but those of every hon. Member. People of pensionable age make up 18 per cent. of...

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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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