Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

  • [John Cummings in the Chair] — Agriculture (South-West)

    38 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jane Kennedy.)

  • Local Press

    37 speeches

    I advise hon. Members that some seven people are trying to catch my eye and in order to give them all a fair chance, perhaps they could be brief.

  • [Hywel Williams in the Chair]

    12 speeches

    The only time I faced direct censorship from Channel 4 was when a passage was removed from a light entertainment show. I had offered Channel 4 Ben Elton, French and Saunders, Rik Mayall and...

  • Military Vehicle Design

    12 speeches

    It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Williams, for this debate on military vehicles. My initial involvement in defence policy came about in July 2004, following the statement made by the...

  • Child Prostitution

    10 speeches

    It gives me great pleasure to introduce this discussion on the important subject of the grooming of children for prostitution. Little did I know that there would be two significant events today:...

  • Simon Slade

    6 speeches

    I applied for the debate and was enormously pleased to secure it, because those of us who have been involved in this matter have been trying to obtain some redress and ensure that some attention...

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