Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 12 October 2005

  • [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Future of the Coal Industry

    22 speeches

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

  • Smoke Alarms

    4 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to initiate this short debate on smoke alarms. I know that the Minister, as an ex-firefighter, has personal experience of what happens when a fire alarm is not...

  • Oil and Gas Supplies

    24 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss a subject that emerged during the summer recess as one of the dominant issues facing us. I have tailored my comments in anticipation of a Department...

  • Northamptonshire (Development)

    4 speeches

    Thank you, Mr. Cook. I am grateful to Mr. Speaker for granting me this debate. I am grateful also that the Minister is here to listen to—and, I hope, respond positively to—the debate....

  • Fun Parks (Megan Wilcox)

    2 speeches

    I dedicate this debate on theme park safety to the memory of Megan Wilcox, aged seven, from the Broxtowe estate in my constituency. She died after an accidental fall at the Wonderland pleasure...

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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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