Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

  • [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair] — Bus Services

    38 speeches

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

  • Independence of the Judiciary

    35 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise an important constitutional subject—the independence of the judiciary. I welcome the Conservative spokesman, the hon. Member for North-East...

  • Benefits (Cancer Patients)

    6 speeches

    My debate is about ensuring that terminally ill patients receive their benefit entitlement. I pay tribute to Macmillan Cancer Support, which provided me with much research for the debate. I have...

  • Sugar Beet

    5 speeches

    Mr. Olner, I should like to pause to remember my late colleague, the right hon. Eric Forth, whose life we have just commemorated in a thanksgiving service. He was an excellent parliamentarian,...

  • Hearing Loss (Coal Industry)

    6 speeches

    I shall proceed studiously, carefully and cautiously to outline the issues that I wish to raise about the scheme—or the lack of a scheme—that the Government operate for coal industry...

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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.

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