Chairing Westminster Hall debates

As a member of the Panel of Chairs Select Committee, I chaired 3 Westminster Hall Debates on Tuesday 9 January 2023. 

I chaired the following debates:

  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm: “Increases in anti-Semitic offences” debate led by Nicola Richards MP
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm: “Cost of living in Scotland” debate led by David Linden MP
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: “Future of the Great Western Main Line” debate led by Richard Graham MP.

You can watch these debates by visiting:

Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. 

The Panel of Chairs is made up of those MPs chosen by the Speaker at the start of each Parliament to chair Public Bill committees and other general committees in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall and may act as temporary chair during a Committee of the whole House. You can see the current membership of the Panel of Chairs by visiting: