Thursday, 22 January 2009
[Relevant documents: Department for Culture, Media and Sport Annual Report 2008 CM 7400, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Autumn Performance Report 2008 CM 7518 and Culture, Media and...
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.