Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

  • [Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Mountain Rescue Teams

    26 speeches

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

  • Nigeria

    6 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Hancock. I asked for this debate as the chairman of the all-party group on Nigeria, following our recent visit to Nigeria in December. I...

  • Small Business Assistance

    38 speeches

    I am grateful to Mr. Speaker for granting me this debate. It is perhaps on the most important subject for our country at this time. I wanted to call the debate "Help for small companies during...

  • Gaza

    18 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to report to the House on my recent visit to Gaza. Also, I wish to press the Government to do more to uphold international law. It is my view, and that of many...

  • Legal Services Commission (Cardiff)

    33 speeches

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to have this short debate today. The Legal Services Commission is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice and responsible for...

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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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