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Backbench Business Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Backbench Business Committee gives opportunities to backbench Members of Parliament to bring forward debates of their choice. It was the first business committee of any kind to be established by the House of Commons.

How Members can suggest a debate

Application form for backbench debates

Applications for Backbench Business Committee debates on the Estimates

E-Petitions and the Backbench Business Committee

Election of Backbench Business Committee Chair — Nomination form

Committee news

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General debate on services for people with autism
MPs to hold a general debate on services for people with autism
21 March 2019
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General debate on the health and social care sector post-Brexit
Westminster Hall to hold general debate on the effect of leaving the European Union on the UK's health and social care sector
15 March 2019
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General debate on NICE appraisal processes for treatments for diseases
MPs to hold a general debate on NICE appraisal processes for treatments for rare diseases
11 March 2019
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General debate on fire safety and sprinkler systems
MPs to hold a general debate on fire safety and sprinkler systems
8 March 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on further education funding
MPs to hold a general debate on further education funding
7 March 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on International Women's Day
MPs to hold a general debate on International Women's Day
7 March 2019
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General debate on the modern Commonwealth
MPs to hold a general debate on opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year
7 March 2019
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General debate on the cost and effectiveness of short sentences
Westminster Hall to hold general debate on the cost and effectiveness of sentences under 12 months and consequences for the prison population
7 March 2019
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General debate on St David's day
MPs to hold a general debate on St David's day
25 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on carrier strike strategy
MPs to hold general debate on carrier strike strategy and its contribution to UK defence
25 February 2019
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General debate on the UK's progress towards net-zero carbon emissions
MPs to hold a general debate on the UK's progress towards net-zero carbon emissions
25 February 2019
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MPs to debate cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS
MPs to hold general debate on the cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS
24 February 2019
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General debate on a motion relating to the Macpherson Report
MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the twentieth anniversary of the Macpherson Report
22 February 2019
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General debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
19 February 2019
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General debate on banning the consumption of dog meat
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on banning the consumption of dog meat in the UK
19 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on Santander branch closures
MPs to hold general debate on the effect of Santander branch closures on local communities
14 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on rough sleeping
MPs to hold a general debate on rough sleeping
7 February 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on beer taxation and pubs
MPs to hold a general debate on beer taxation and pubs
7 February 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on antisocial behaviour
MPs to hold a general debate on antisocial behaviour
7 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on Great Western Rail
MPs to hold general debate on Great Western Rail delays and performance across the network
1 February 2019
Total results 547 (page 11 of 28)