Thursday, 19 March 2009
[Relevant documents: Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee Session 2007-08HC 58, the Government'sResponse Cm 7449, and the Information Commissioner's Response Session 2007-08 HC 1124.]...
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.