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MP debate torture and the treatment of asylum claims

24 February 2017

On Thursday 2 March MPs debated UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims in Westminster Hall.

Dr Tania Mathias, Alistair Carmichael, Dr Lisa Cameron and Kate Green opened the debate.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library has also produced a debate pack with more information on the topic of this debate.

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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