Westminster Hall debates

The House of Commons also sits in an additional room just off Westminster Hall. This gives more time for individual MPs to raise issues of importance to them with a series of Private Members’ adjournment debates on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Thursday sitting is frequently used to debate select committee reports and other general business.

Times and availability

There is no system of tickets or advanced booking. Places are limited and visitors are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Times of when debates are taking place in Westminster Hall are listed below.

Tuesday: 9:30am - 2pm

Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm

Thursday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Finishing times in the afternoon may be later subject to business.

Arriving at Westminster

Westminster Hall debates are situated up the stairs in the north west corner off Westminster Hall. There is no system of tickets or advanced booking.  Visitors who wish to attend a sitting should make themselves known to the Visitor Services staff in Westminster Hall. Entry is free of charge.Visitors 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 and to be directed to the appropriate room.

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