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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

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Committee news

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Ian Mearns MP re-elected as Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
Ian Mearns has been re-elected as the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
16 May 2022
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Timetable for election of Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
Nominations open for Chair of Backbench Business Committee
11 May 2022
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Chair nominations open for Backbench Business Committee
Chair nominations open for Backbench Business Committee
11 May 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on dialysis care outcomes
MPs to hold a general debate on dialysis care outcomes
25 April 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on World Press Freedom Day 2022
MPs to hold a general debate on World Press Freedom Day 2022
25 April 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on progress towards the Government’s smokefree 2030 ambition
MPs to hold a general debate on progress towards the Government’s smokefree 2030 ambition
25 April 2022
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MPs to hold a general debate on childhood cancer outcomes
MPs to hold a general debate on childhood cancer outcomes
25 April 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the recruitment and retention of foster carers
MPs to hold a general debate on the recruitment and retention of foster carers
19 April 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the two child limit of working tax credits and universal credit
MPs to hold a general debate on the two child limit of working tax credits and universal credit
19 April 2022
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MPs to hold a debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment
MPs to hold a debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment
25 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on food security
MPs to hold a general debate on food security
25 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the future of funding of urban transport
MPs to hold a general debate on the future of funding of urban transport
25 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on general practice capacity for large-scale housing developments
MPs to hold a general debate on general practice capacity for large-scale housing developments
25 March 2022
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MPs to hold a general debate on the impact of Long Covid on the UK workforce
MPs to hold a general debate on the impact of Long Covid on the UK workforce
25 March 2022
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the matter of War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the matter of War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments
25 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on World TB Day 2022
MPs to hold a general debate on World TB Day 2022
21 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the matter of the people affected by the Midas Financial Solutions collapse
MPs to hold a general debate on the matter of the people affected by the Midas Financial Solutions collapse
21 March 2022
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MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on the introduction of paid miscarriage leave
MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on the introduction of paid miscarriage leave
15 March 2022
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MPs to hold a general debate on the Irish in Britain
MPs to hold a general debate on the Irish in Britain
14 March 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on gender specific religious persecution
MPs to hold a general debate on gender specific religious persecution
14 March 2022
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