Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

  • [Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair]

  • Coal Industry

    25 speeches

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

  • Planning (Hillingdon)

    10 speeches

    By way of introduction, I should say that Adjournment debates are meant to enable individual MPs and others to outline an issue and permit time for ministerial response. I accept that today's...

  • EU Structural Funds (Wales)

    65 speeches

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to open this debate and to see the Minister for Trade and Investment in his place. I look forward to his reply. The issue is of great importance to...

  • Farming (Lewes)

    3 speeches

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise a matter that is important for my constituency. Mine is a rural constituency that stretches from the coast up to the borders of Haywards Heath and...

  • Cost-effective Buildings

    16 speeches

    The title of this debate will be a mystery to many of those people who do not live in or near my constituency; however, the debate has come about is because of the bitter experience of council...

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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