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Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 23 March 2004

  • [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Access to Justice (Rural Areas)

    25 speeches

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

  • School Meals

    2 speeches

    Health, particularly that of children, is currently a hot issue that is endlessly discussed in newspapers and magazines and on radio and television. The Government treat it seriously, and various...

  • Primary School Redundancies

    20 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this important matter today. I was prompted to seek this debate by the particular plight of one local school, Woodheys primary school, in Sale in my...

  • Human Rights (Colombia)

    2 speeches

    As the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Colombia, I am grateful for the opportunity to hold this short debate. It is timely because in the past few days, we have had a visit by...

  • BBC Monitoring

    4 speeches

    I am grateful to have this opportunity to draw hon. Members' attention to an institution whose work is vital to our country in the light of the threats that we face today. In 1939, as the world...

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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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