General debate on the modern Commonwealth
7 March 2019
On Thursday 7th March, MPs are to hold a general debate on opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year. James Duddridge MP will begin the proceedings.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
will introduce the debate.
A full transcript of the debate which be available three hours after the debate on Commons Hansard.
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.