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MPs debate protecting civil society space across the world

19 January 2017

On Thursday 26 January MPs debated protecting civil society space across the world in Westminster Hall. Jim Shannon & Fiona Bruce opened the debate.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The House of Commons Library also produced a briefing paper which includes more information on the debate's 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 Jim Shannon, Fiona Bruce & Chris Matheson who will also lead the debate.

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