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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis

27 October 2020

On Tuesday 3rd November, MPs will hold a debate on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the covid-19 pandemic in Westminster Hall.

Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Peter Bottomley have put forward this debate.

A full transcript of the debate which be available three hours after the debate on Commons Hansard.

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.

The Backbench Business Committee continues to field applications for debates from MPs. Due to social distancing restrictions currently in place due to coronavirus, the Committee is currently meeting in private to hear applications from Members and will continue to do so until further notice.

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