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.
- Watch Parliament TV: MPs debate the availability of cancer drugs, Tuesday 20 October 2015
- Read Commons Hansard: MPs debate the availability of cancer drugs, Tuesday 20 October 2015
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.