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MPs to hold a debate on a motion on mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 

19 April 2021

On Thursday 22 April MPs will hold a debate on a motion on mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the Chamber.

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee on the recommendation of the Liaison Committee.   

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.

Further information

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