Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2006

  • [Frank Cook in the Chair]

  • Human Rights (Central Asia)

    30 speeches

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

  • Greener Fuels (Taxation)

    13 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Cook. It is also a pleasure to see the Minister, because he can sustain an intelligent and thoughtful dialogue on any subject and...

  • Venezuela

    47 speeches

    I have just had a semaphore message asking whether jackets can be removed. I should explain that this is a parallel Chamber, so the situation is the same as on the Floor of the House. It is...

  • Judicial Error (Compensation)

    6 speeches

    I stray with some trepidation into a discussion of how judicial error is managed and compensated. Although my parents suggested that I pursue the legal profession, I did not do so. I chose...

  • Defence Procurement

    6 speeches

    I am delighted to initiate the debate, not least because, as the Member of Parliament for Bridgwater for the past five years, I have lived with the threat of the closure of the ammunition plant....

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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