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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.

Application form for backbench debates

Application form for an Estimates Day Debate

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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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1st Special Report - Work of the Committee in the 2010-15 Parliament
HC 1106
Special Report
Session 2022-23 List of Subjects Debated
Minutes and decisions
Session 2022-23 Formal Minutes
Formal Minutes

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  • Phone: 020 7219 3302 (General enquiries) / 020 7219 0969 / (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Backbench Business Committee, Table Office, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA