Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

  • [Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Iran)

    25 speeches

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

  • Bullied Children

    4 speeches

    The effects of bullying on children can be devastating. Their mental and physical health can be destroyed, their self-esteem may be devastated, and they may even contemplate suicide. The fear of...

  • British Troops (Helmand Province)

    28 speeches

    This is a very sombre moment, Mr. Chope. We have heard of the unprecedented deaths of seven of our soldiers within seven days. All our emotions are churned up by that, and there is sadness at the...

  • Vaccine Damage Compensation

    12 speeches

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise this issue today as chair of the all-party group on vaccine damaged children. I preface my remarks, as I always do, by saying that the all-party...

  • John Pitman

    6 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Chope. I am grateful to have the opportunity to debate the effectiveness of management systems at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. My...

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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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