Thursday, 11 May 2006
[Relevant Documents: First Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2005—06, HC 708 and the Government's response thereto, First Special Report, Session 2005—06,...
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.