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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

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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on No Recourse to Public Funds
On Thursday 8 October MPs will hold a debate on No Recourse to Public Funds in Westminster Hall
5 October 2020
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MPs to debate the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport during the coronavirus pandemic
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
25 September 2020
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MPs to debate planning reform and house building targets
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on a substantive motion regarding planning reform and house building targets.
25 September 2020
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MPs to debate the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the covid-19 pandemic
Backbench Business Committee debate the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on Thursday 24 September 2020
22 September 2020
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MPs to debate the settlement and annexation of the Occupied Palestinian territories
Backbench Business Committee debate the settlement and annexation of the Occupied Palestinian territories on Thursday 24 September 2020
22 September 2020
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MPs to debate the situation in the Yemen
Backbench Business Committee debate the situation in the Yemen on Thursday 24 September 2020
22 September 2020
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MPs to debate support for the freelance workers and the self-employed
Backbench Business Committee debate support for the freelance workers and the self-employed on Thursday 17 September 2020
11 September 2020
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MPs to debate the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Backbench Business Committee debate the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on Thursday 17 September 2020
11 September 2020
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MPs to debate support for the tourism industry after the COVID-19 lockdown
Debate will take place on Thursday 1 0 September
9 September 2020
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MPs to debate the impact of coronavirus on the aviation sector
Debate will take place on Thursday 10 September
7 September 2020
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Backbench Business Committee confirms topics for Estimates Day debates
Backbench Business Committee confirms topics for Estimates Day debates
25 June 2020
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MPs to debate the effects of Covid-19 on BAME communities
MPs to debate the effects of Covid-19 on BAME communities
15 June 2020
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Backbench Business Committee celebrates 10 years
Backbench Business Committee celebrates 10 years
15 June 2020
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Applications for Estimates Day Debates
Applications for Estimates Day Debates
5 June 2020
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Applications to the Backbench Business Committee
Applications to the Backbench Business Committee
6 May 2020
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Updates from the Backbench Business Committee on future proceedings
Updates from the Backbench Business Committee on future proceedings
23 April 2020
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Postponement of additional Backbench Business debates
Postponement of additional Backbench Business debates
25 March 2020
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Postponement of Backbench Business debates - Yemen
Postponement of Backbench Business debates - Yemen
24 March 2020
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Westminster Hall closures and Backbench Business debates
Westminster Hall closed for debates as of Friday 20 March
23 March 2020
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MPs to debate on the situation in the Yemen
MPs to debate on the situation in the Yemen
23 March 2020
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