Westminster Hall debates

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’ general 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 - 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am - 11:30am & 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

 

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