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Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

  • [David Taylor in the Chair] — Biofuels

    51 speeches

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

  • Military Vehicles and Aircraft

    32 speeches

    It is a pleasure to introduce the debate under your chairmanship, Mr. Taylor, and I am delighted to have secured it on my first attempt-normally I try for months to secure debates, but on this...

  • [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    11 speeches

    The point that I want to make to my hon. Friend is that there is a vast amount of highly technical equipment in a Mastiff, including communications equipment, none of which comes cheap. There is...

  • Swindon to Kemble Railway

    18 speeches

    I am delighted to have the opportunity for an Adjournment debate at this particularly important time. I am even more delighted that so many colleagues have come to a half-hour debate, including...

  • Central London Businesses

    7 speeches

    No one can dispute that the past year has been tough for businesses large and small nationwide. Their future will remain uncertain, as the climate in which they operate continues to be...

  • Family Finances

    4 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to debate this important subject, which goes to the heart of public concerns about the recession. All of us know just how hard it is for hard-working families to...

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