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MPs debate the preparations for the Paris climate change conference

11 November 2015

On Thursday 19 November MPs took part in a debate on a motion relating to preparations for the Paris climate change conference in the House of Commons Chamber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Helen Goodman MP on 27 October.

This debate will be opened by Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Text of the motion

'That this House notes the Pope's Encyclical, entitled Laudato Si', Our Common Home, on climate change and international justice which is an important contribution to discussions on this vital subject; further notes that the 2015 climate change conference will be held in Paris between 30 November and 11 December 2015; and calls on the Government to recognise the significant support for a successful outcome to the conference which should commit to take further steps to tackle climate change effectively in the UK and around the world before 2020.'

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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