Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

  • [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

  • Housing Benefit Pathfinders

    22 speeches

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

  • Rural Pubs

    2 speeches

    Rural areas face problems with employment, housing, transport and health, but sustaining their communities can present them with particular challenges. Although my constituency is largely urban,...

  • Flood Prevention (River Severn)

    31 speeches

    I should like to begin by apologising for my hon. Friend the Member for North Shropshire (Mr. Paterson). He particularly wanted to be present, but he is involved in a fisheries debate in the...

  • Trade (India)

    22 speeches

    I am very grateful to have secured this short debate on United Kingdom trade with India. There are many different issues on which one could focus under such a broad title, but I shall use the...

  • Suburban Areas (Funding)

    2 speeches

    I am delighted to have secured this debate. First, I should say clearly—I make no apology—that my points are about nothing more or less than hard cash and resources. I am not...

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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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