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Westminster Hall

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

28. To ask the Leader of the House what assessment he has made of the role of Westminster Hall debates in providing time for hon. Members to debate issues of concern. (102895)

My right hon. Friend has made no specific assessment.

The Government believe that the arrangements made for proceedings in Westminster Hall since they were made permanent in October 2002 have worked well and have provided significant additional opportunities for hon. Members to raise issues of concern. In the last session (2005-06) there were over 450 debates in Westminster Hall on topics chosen by private Members.