Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

  • [Joan Walley in the Chair] — Iran

    35 speeches

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

  • British Curry Industry

    15 speeches

    For the benefit of hon. Members taking part in this debate, I would like to let them know that I am using the annunciator clock; we are not in a different time zone from the other clocks on the wall.

  • Pensioners

    38 speeches

    We have started 10 minutes late because of a Division, so 10 minutes will be added to the debate, which will finish at 4.10 pm.

  • Network Rail

    14 speeches

    It is a pleasure, Mr. Jones, to initiate this debate under your chairmanship. I wish to raise a serious matter. It is to do with an article in the latest edition of the journal of the Transport...

  • Effectiveness of the European Union

    16 speeches

    It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Jones. I am sitting on the Front Bench because we do not seem to have a Front-Bench spokesman, but as I have been speaking from the...

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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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