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Westminster Hall debates

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

  • [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Rural Bank Closures

    45 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, that the sitting be now adjourned.—( Miss Chloe Smith . )

  • Gangmasters Licensing Authority

    20 speeches

    It is a great pleasure to have secured this Westminster Hall debate under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I am delighted to have been given time by the House to hold this timely debate on a very...

  • [Jim Dobbin in the Chair]

    14 speeches

    I was privileged to be asked by Members from across the parties, and by the industry, together with the then president of the National Farmers Union, Tim Bennett, to appoint the first chairman of...

  • Child Benefit

    18 speeches

    The purpose of this short debate is to use the force of argument to put further pressure on the Government to abandon their policy of taking child benefit away from children who have a parent who...

  • London Olympics

    20 speeches

    I have no declarable interests relating to the sustainability of the London Olympics, other than that more than a decade ago I was the founding chair of the all-party group on the Olympics. We...

  • Flood Defences

    12 speeches

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dobbin. According to the Association of British Insurers, Oxford West and Abingdon is the constituency with the 49th highest flood risk in...

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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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