Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

  • [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Card Cloning

    35 speeches

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

  • Sentencing Policy

    17 speeches

    It is a pleasure to see you chairing our proceedings today, Miss Begg. This is an important debate about the sentencing options available to our criminal courts, and I am glad that we shall be...

  • Stone Conservation (Cathedrals and Churches)

    10 speeches

    It is a pleasure, Mr. Taylor, to be under your chairmanship, and to debate this subject with the Minister. It is hard to imagine a greater privilege than being on Salisbury cathedral's spire with...

  • Housing (Calderdale)

    3 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Taylor, I should like my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Mrs. Riordan), whose constituency neighbours mine, to speak in the debate. Calderdale is one of the five...

  • Will Writing Industry

    6 speeches

    In the years between being selected to fight and winning my seat, to earn money in a flexible way that could fit in with campaigning I worked as a part-time, self-employed will writer with a...

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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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