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Backbench Business Committee: MPs request debates

17 October 2017

Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects.

Committee weekly meeting

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.


Sheryll Murray

UK fishing industry
Robert Courts100th Anniversary of the Air Force Constitution Act 1917

Jim Shannon

International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day
Vernon CoakerImplementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Diana JohnsonTransport in the North
Heidi AllenCalais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe

Nick Herbert

Global LGBT rights

Caroline Lucas

United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Further information

  • About Parliament: Select committees
  • Visiting Parliament: Watch committees

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