Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

  • [Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair] — GB Football Team (Olympics)

    83 speeches

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

  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    14 speeches

    May I mention that I have ditched half of my speech to accommodate those who wish to participate in the debate? On 13 January, I tabled early-day motion 426 entitled "Financial Services...

  • [Mr. David Amess in the Chair]

    26 speeches

    It seems that only now the chickens are coming home to roost, and people have realised what they let themselves in for, but at the time it appeared to many people who were less forward-thinking...

  • Film Industry

    6 speeches

    "In the cinema, you dream with your eyes open." Those words were spoken by Bernardo Bertolucci at the Edinburgh international film festival some years ago, and for me they sum up why we are...

  • Coventry City Council

    11 speeches

    I thank Mr. Speaker for granting me this debate. I believe this is the first time, Mr. Amess, that I have spoken in a debate chaired by you, although we know each other quite well. I start by...

  • Audit Commission

    4 speeches

    This is the first time that I have had the honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Amess, and I am delighted to do so. The Minister is attending back-to-back debates, which is the latest...

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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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