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Slavery

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans the Commission has to commemorate the 200th anniversary of (a) the abolition of slavery legislation and (b) the role of William Wilberforce. (96916)

An exhibition on The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, will be held in Westminster Hall from 23 May to 23 September 2007. Funding for the exhibition has been jointly provided by the House of Commons Commission and the House of Lords authorities. The role of Wilberforce will feature prominently.