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Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

  • [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Intellectual Property

    43 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, that the sitting be now adjourned.—( Bill Wiggin . )

  • Alcohol Strategy

    29 speeches

    How far should the state step in to regulate the free market and alcohol? If a jumbo jet fully laden with passengers crashed over Britain every fortnight, drastic action would be taken, and that...

  • [Katy Clark in the Chair]

    10 speeches

    A more recent ruling from the Commission in 2010 was even clearer. In answer to a question, the Commissioner for Health said that “the Commission fully shares…the conviction that...

  • Wirral Borough Council

    12 speeches

    It is a pleasure to open this debate under your chairmanship, Miss Clark. I want to give an apology for my hon. Friend the Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern), who has just given birth to...

  • Fishing Vessels (Safety)

    12 speeches

    It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Miss Clark. This matter is very close to my son, my daughter and me. I no longer have a commercial interest in it, but the House knows of the...

  • Economic Development (Barnsley)

    25 speeches

    It is a privilege to serve under your chairship, Ms Clark. It is worth prefacing what I want to say in this debate with a few remarks about the town of Barnsley. It is a proud borough, which is...

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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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