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MPs debate International Women's Day

24 February 2017

On Thursday 2 March MPs debate and approved a motion on International Women's Day in the House of Commons.

Jess Phillips, Mrs Maria Miller, Mrs Flick Drummond, Craig Tracey, Angela Crawley and Ms Harriet Harman opened the debate.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library has produced a number of briefing papers with more information on the topic of this debate.

Motion debated and approved

"That this House welcomes International Women's Day as an important occasion to recognise the achievements of women; and calls on the Government to join in this international event and pledge its commitment to gender parity."

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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