Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

  • [Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Women in the Criminal Courts

    22 speeches

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

  • Pensioners (York)

    4 speeches

    Every year, the Labour Government introduce new measures to improve the welfare and the standard of living of pensioners. In the Budget last week, the Chancellor made two announcements that are...

  • Reserve Forces (Iraq)

    22 speeches

    I start by paying tribute to the men and women of the armed forces around the world, whether or not they are reservists. Their courage and dedication to duty in the most difficult and trying...

  • Housing Strategy (Merseyside)

    6 speeches

    I originally intended this to be a rather more far-ranging debate and hoped to secure a one-and-a-half hour slot, but as I have only half an hour, the Minister will forgive me if I concentrate...

  • Future Energy Markets

    4 speeches

    I am extremely grateful to you for choosing this subject for debate this afternoon, Mr. Deputy Speaker, particularly as it follows the Chancellor's announcements in his Budget speech about the...

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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