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Debates announced for 18 July and 2 September

9 July 2013

Following its meeting on Tuesday 9 July, the Committee has determined the backbench business for 18 July and 2 September.  

Thursday 18 July in the Chamber

  • Launch of a report from the Communities and Local Government Committee on Private Rented Sector (for approximately 20 minutes) (Member in charge: Mr Clive Betts, Chair of Communities and Local Government Committee)
  • Launch of a report from the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee on ‘Revisiting Rebuilding the House: the impact of the Wright reforms’ (for approximately 20 minutes) (Member in charge: Mr Graham Allen, Chair of Political and Constitutional Reform Committee)
  • General debate on the economic implications for the UK of an EU – US Trade and Investment Agreement (Members in charge: John Healey, Guto Bebb, Jonathan Edwards)
  • Pre-recess Adjournment debate

Thursday 18 July in Westminster Hall

  • General debate on UK shale gas development (Member in charge: Caroline Lucas)

Monday 2 September in the Chamber

  • Debate on a motion relating to the future for postal services in rural areas (Members in charge: Katy Clark, Mike Weir)
  • Debate on a motion relating to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s report ‘Get Britain Cycling’ (Member in charge: Dr Julian Huppert)

Representations received

At its public meeting on Tuesday 9 July the Committee also heard representations from:

  • Neil Parish, Nick Harvey, Robin Walker for a debate on funding for local authorities
  • Tim Loughton, Ann Coffey for a debate on child protection in the UK – one year on from Savile
  • Daniel Kawczynski, Caroline Dineage, Robin Walker for a debate on UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)


The Committee received a letter from the Leader of the House informing it that the “Save UK Justice” e-petition, calling for the Ministry of Justice not to proceed with its plans for legal aid reform, has passed the 100,000 signatures threshold.

The Committee can consider any subject for debate, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns but an MP must go before the Committee to make the case for their consideration.