Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 22 March 2005

  • [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

  • Post Office Closures

    43 speeches

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

  • Western Balkans

    8 speeches

    I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to raise this subject, which, unlike many others, will not be high on the list of issues in the run-up to the forthcoming election in the United...

  • Coal Health Claims

    59 speeches

    I am very grateful to Mr. Speaker for allowing me to initiate this debate. The subject is of interest to many right hon. and hon. Members who represent mining and former mining constituencies. I...

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

    16 speeches

    In some ways, this debate should be considered in the context of two previous Westminster Hall debates. The first took place on 18 January 2000, when we looked ahead to the new millennium and...

  • Council Housing (Southwark)

    6 speeches

    I am very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce an Adjournment debate. As I walked over here, I reflected that it is almost 22 years to the day since I made my maiden speech. That was on...

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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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