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MPs debate the availability of cancer drugs

14 October 2015

On Tuesday 20 October MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall on the availability of cancer drugs. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Jim Shannon.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The debate was opened by Jim Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford.

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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