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Backbench Business Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Backbench Business Committee gives opportunities to backbench Members of Parliament to bring forward debates of their choice. It was the first business committee of any kind to be established by the House of Commons.

How Members can suggest a debate

Application form for backbench debates

Applications for Backbench Business Committee debates on the Estimates

E-Petitions and the Backbench Business Committee

Election of Backbench Business Committee Chair — Nomination form

These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

View previous Backbench Business Committee website


Inquiries allow committees to consider oral and written evidence on a particular topic. They usually result in the publication of a report.

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Latest publications

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Session 2019-21 Formal Minutes
Formal Minutes
Session 2019-21 Attendance Statistics
Attendance statistics
Session 2019-21 List of Subjects Debated
Minutes and decisions

Contact us

  • Email:
  • Phone: 020 7219 3302 (General enquiries) / 3804 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Backbench Business Committee, Table Office, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA