MPs debate Kashmir
12 January 2017
The Motion debated and approved
"That this House notes the escalation in violence and breaches of international human rights on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Kashmir; calls on the Government to raise the matter at the United Nations; and further calls on the Government to encourage Pakistan and India to commence peace negotiations to establish a long term solution on the future governance of Kashmir based on the right of the Kashmiri people to determine their own future in accordance with the provisions of UN Security Council resolutions."
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The House of Commons Library also produced a briefing paper which includes more information on the topic.
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.
This debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a application from David Nuttall.
- About Parliament
- How the Backbench Business Committee works
- Follow updates from the Committee on Twitter