Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 7 January 2004

  • [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Service Families (Schools)

    26 speeches

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

  • Post Office Card Account

    28 speeches

    In a 30-minute Adjournment debate, it is normal to allow roughly 15 minutes for the Member introducing the debate to speak and 15 minutes for the Minister to respond, but today has witnessed a...

  • Progress2Work

    25 speeches

    It is a pleasure to instigate a full debate on progress2work, and I am delighted that there will be time for other colleagues to discuss their experience. I should like to begin by painting the...

  • Post-war Iraq

    7 speeches

    At the outset of my remarks, I would like to place on the record, somewhat breathlessly, that I have the utmost admiration for our servicemen and women, who have shown great fortitude in...

  • Tuition Fees (Cornwall)

    2 speeches

    I welcome the opportunity to have this debate, as we await the publication of the final details of the Government's proposals, and I welcome the Minister. It may be worth touching on the...

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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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