Westminster Hall debates

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

  • [Ann Winterton in the Chair] — Abortion Law (Northern Ireland)

    75 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr. Watts.)

  • Mr. Michael Shields

    10 speeches

    I am grateful to have the opportunity to call once again for justice for Michael Shields. I thank my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice for taking the highly unusual step of...

  • Local and Regional Newspapers

    51 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Lady Winterton. I am grateful for this opportunity to raise the plight of local and regional newspapers in a Welsh, if not Ceredigion context,...

  • Combat Stress

    9 speeches

    Thank you for the guidance that you will provide us with, Lady Winterton, through the next half hour-if the debate lasts that long-and for the chance to raise the issue of combat stress....

  • Apprenticeships

    2 speeches

    I begin by making a declaration of interest. Some years ago, when I was 16 years old, I undertook an engineering apprenticeship. I will leave it to others to judge whether that was a good or bad...

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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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