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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

Committee news

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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on Black History Month 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Black History Month 2021
22 October 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the UK’s Climate Progress: the Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report
MPs to hold a general debate on the UK’s Climate Progress: the Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report
19 October 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on World Menopause Month
MPs to hold a general debate on World Menopause Month
19 October 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius
MPs to hold a general debate on COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius
19 October 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of post office closures on local communities
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of post office closures on local communities
19 October 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on violence against Christians in central African countries
MPs to hold a general debate on violence against Christians in central African countries
20 September 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion on Human Rights in Kashmir
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on Human Rights in Kashmir
20 September 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Baby Loss Awareness Week
MPs to hold a general debate on Baby Loss Awareness Week
20 September 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the implementation of the recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion
MPs to hold a general debate on the implementation of the recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion
13 September 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the UK’s maritime sector
MPs to hold a general debate on the UK’s maritime sector in Westminster Hall
13 September 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on proposed reforms to the criminal justice system
MPs to hold a general debate on proposed reforms to the criminal justice system
13 September 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the role and response of the devolved administrations to COP26
MPs to hold a general debate on the role and response of the devolved administrations to COP26
10 September 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the definition of Islamophobia
MPs holds a general debate the definition of Islamophobia in Westminster Hall
31 August 2021
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Westminster Hall hold a general debate on the role of immunology research in responding to the Covid-19 outbreak 
MPs holds a general debate on the role of immunology research in responding to the Covid-19 outbreak in Westminster Hall
31 August 2021
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Westminster Hall holds a general debate on the future of the East Midlands economy
MPs hold a general debate on the future of the East Midlands economy
31 August 2021
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MPs hold a general debate on the legacy of Jo Cox
MPs hold a general debate on the legacy of Jo Cox in the Chamber
31 August 2021
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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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