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MPs debate the conception to age 2, the first 1001 days

10 December 2015

On Thursday 17 December MPs took part in a debate on a motion relating to the conception to age 2, the first 1001 days in the Commons Chamber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Tim Loughton, Liz Saville Roberts.

This debate was opened by Mr Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham.

Text of the motion

'That this House calls on the Government to consider the adoption of the recommendations in the cross-party manifesto entitled The 1001 Critical Days, the importance of the conception to age two period.'

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.

The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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