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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

The Committee is not currently meeting in public so transcripts of meetings are not currently available.

Committee news

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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021
MPs t hold a general debate on support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021
19 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the priorities for the COP26 conference
MPs to hold a general debate on the priorities for the COP26 conference
16 July 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the Fifth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Session 2019-21
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the Fifth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Session 2019-21
16 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on progress towards the national ambition to reduce baby loss
MPs to hold a general debate on progress towards the national ambition to reduce baby loss
16 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on peace and human rights in Colombia
MPs to hold a general debate on peace and human rights in Colombia
13 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the future of the planning system and the upcoming Planning Bill
MPs to hold a general debate on the future of the planning system and the upcoming Planning Bill
13 July 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the Beijing Winter Olympics and Chinese government sanctions
MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the Beijing Winter Olympics and Chinese government sanctions
13 July 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol
MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol
13 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on fisheries management after the UK’s departure from the EU
MPs to hold a general debate on fisheries management after the UK’s departure from the EU
12 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the regulation of election campaign finances
MPs to hold a general debate on the regulation of election campaign finances
6 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household debt
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household debt
6 July 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical devices safety review
MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical devices safety review
2 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on retirement communities
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on retirement communities
28 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on enabling community energy 
MPs to hold a general debate on enabling community energy 
28 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Pride Month
MPs to hold a general debate on Pride Month
28 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Windrush Day 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Windrush Day 2021
28 June 2021
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Main Estimate Day debates topics recommended
Committee proposes the topics for the Main Estimates Day debates
23 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on support for the aviation, tourism and travel in response to the covid-19 pandemic
MPs to hold a general debate on support for the aviation, tourism and travel in response to the covid-19 pandemic
22 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on UK defence spending
MPs to hold a general debate on UK defence spending
22 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the world
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the world
21 June 2021
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