Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

  • [Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Middle East

    26 speeches

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

  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

    12 speeches

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise the issue of nitrate vulnerable zones. I should like to thank the National Farmers Union for its expert knowledge, and the Environment Agency for its...

  • Equitable Life

    54 speeches

    It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Caton. So much has been written and said over the last few years about the collapse of Equitable Life that I begin this debate with some trepidation,...

  • School Governing Bodies (Appeals)

    2 speeches

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to debate the issue of procedures for appeals against school governing body decisions. The need for the debate arose from the direct and personal experience...

  • Pet Passports

    4 speeches

    I am grateful to you, Mr. Caton, and to the previous Speaker for allocating me this debate. It is good that we will have an extra five minutes. I welcome the Minister to his seat. Like me, he...

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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.

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