The House of Commons also sits in the Grand Committee Room just off Westminster Hall. This allows more time for individual MPs to raise issues of importance to them through a series of Private Members’ adjournment debates.
Times and availability
Entry is free of charge. There is no system of tickets or advanced booking. Places are limited and visitors are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Times when Westminster Hall debates take place are listed below.
Monday (if sitting): 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 11:30am & 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 11:30am & 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Thursday sitting is frequently used to debate select committee reports and other general business.
Finishing times in the afternoon may be later subject to business.
Arriving at Westminster
Westminster Hall debates take place in the Grand Committee Room which is located on the upper level off the north west corner of Westminster Hall. Step free access is available.
Visitors wishing to attend a sitting should arrive no earlier than one hour before the sitting is scheduled to begin but need to allow at least 20 minutes to pass through security. Once inside Westminster Hall, Visitor Services staff are available to provide directions to the appropriate room.
Relocation of Westminster Hall sittings in September 2014
For the first two weeks of the September 2014 any sittings of the House that would normally take place in the Grand Committee Room will be moved to Committee Room 10 on the Main Committee Corridor. This is to maintain step-free access to these sittings while works are carried out to the lift serving the Grand Committee Room. Sittings will return to the Grand Committee Room in October 2014.