Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

  • [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair] — Exportable Benefits

    28 speeches

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

  • Goldstone Report

    48 speeches

    It is good to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs. Humble. I am glad to see so many hon. Members in the Chamber as I consider this to be a vital debate on the Goldstone report and the Government's...

  • [Mr. Jim Hood in the Chair]

    29 speeches

    I asked the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Bury, South (Mr. Lewis) a parliamentary question about the report and he set out the flaws in...

  • Davies Review

    12 speeches

    This is the fifth time that I have had the pleasure of initiating a debate on free-to-air sporting events. The first such occasion was on 2 April 2003-we were all so much younger then-and that...

  • Kurdistan

    10 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Hood, and I am grateful for the opportunity for this debate. I am pleased to see the Minister. I admire him greatly for his...

  • Local Radio

    31 speeches

    May I say at the outset how pleased I am to have obtained the opportunity to initiate this debate and how pleased I am to see that the Minister is here to reply to it? My motivation in seeking...

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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.

The meetings are presided over by a Deputy Speaker and there are no votes.

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