Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

  • [Ann Winterton in the Chair] — Palestinian Territories (Economic Aid)

    27 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr. Michael Foster.)

  • Equitable Life

    73 speeches

    I quote: "I attended many of the public meetings convened by Equitable Life and found them truly depressing. I could see the fear and despair in elderly members' faces though they invariably...

  • Dying Well Strategy

    5 speeches

    Through you, Mr. Gale, may I thank Mr. Speaker for choosing today's debate? I am particularly pleased to see my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman), who I know wishes to catch your...

  • Arbroath Abbey

    6 speeches

    It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr. Gale. It is appropriate that the debate is taking place in a building that is part of a world heritage site. There are now some 27 world...

  • Payment Protection Insurance

    5 speeches

    I thank Mr. Speaker for selecting this subject for debate. Payment protection insurance is very important, and is much wanted just as people are losing their jobs. However, what has been sold, in...

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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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