Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

  • [Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair] — Motor Neurone Disease

    28 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, that the sitting be now adjourned.—(Chris Mole.)

  • Nuclear Energy

    59 speeches

    It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Illsley. I know that you have an interest in energy policy. I sought this debate because although nuclear power is not often debated in the House, it...

  • Thalidomide Victims

    8 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Gale. Most of us, certainly those who were around in the late 1960s and early 1970s, know something of what the drug thalidomide did to the...

  • Child Seat Bases (VAT)

    4 speeches

    I have been a Member of Parliament for nearly 12 years, and this is the first time that a Minister has not been in his or her place at the start of a debate in which I have been involved. I find...

  • Renewable Energy

    6 speeches

    I am grateful for having secured this Westminster Hall debate on what is becoming an increasingly urgent issue—the implementation of renewable energy targets. In initiating the debate, my...

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