Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

  • [Mr. Eric Martlew in the Chair] — Eco-towns

    58 speeches

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

  • Low Pay (Migrant Workers)

    28 speeches

    I want to start a debate and challenge what I think is a too-cosy consensus among all the political parties about the unchallenged supremacy of market forces. I also want to challenge the...

  • [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]

    17 speeches

    Also, many people are losing their jobs. One of my constituents, for example, is a man who spent most of his life working in shipbuilding on the River Tyne, earning about £12 an hour as a...

  • UK Aid (Mozambique)

    10 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to bring this issue before the House. I begin by recognising the progress that Mozambique has made in many areas since 1992, after a long and savage 16-year...

  • Food Security

    2 speeches

    I am delighted to introduce the debate at this time. I wish that my thinking about the issue at the same time as the Food and Agriculture Organisation meeting takes place in Rome were more than a...

  • Post Office Closures (East Devon)

    8 speeches

    I am glad to have secured this debate on threatened post office closures in my constituency of East Devon. Time is fast running out and many important factors have still not been taken into...

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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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