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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.

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MPs to hold a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day
MPs to hold a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day
20 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to debate the Restoring Your Railway Fund
MPs to debate the Restoring Your Railway Fund
20 January 2023
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MPs will debate the Select Committee Statement: Fourth Special Report of the International Development Committee
MPs to debate the Fourth Special Report of the International Development Committee
16 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to debate Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme: Pathway Three
MPs to debate Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme: Pathway Three
16 January 2023
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MPs to debate Russia’s ‘grand strategy’
MPs to debate Russia’s ‘grand strategy’
16 January 2023
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MPs to debate the imprisonment of Jagtar Singh Johal
MPs to debate the imprisonment of Jagtar Singh Johal
16 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on skills and labour shortages across the UK
MPs to hold a debate on skills and labour shortages across the UK
6 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on Royal Mail and the future of the universal service obligation
MPs to hold a debate on Royal Mail and the future of the universal service obligation
6 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on the contribution of lifeboat services
MPs to hold a debate on the contribution of lifeboat services
6 January 2023
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MPs to debate landfill tax fraud
MPs to debate landfill tax fraud
6 January 2023
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MPs to debate motion on the political situation and treatment of protesters in Iran
MPs to debate motion on the political situation and treatment of protesters in Iran
6 January 2023
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on the contribution of family businesses to their local communities
19 December 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on eye health in England and the devolved nations
MPs to hold a general debate on a blueprint for eye health in England and the devolved nations
9 December 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on business rates and levelling up
MPs to hold a debate on business rates and levelling up
9 December 2022
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MPs to debate rail transport services to communities served by the West Coast Main Line
MPs to debate rail transport services to communities served by the West Coast Main Line
9 December 2022
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MPs to debate motion on self-disconnection of pre-payment meters
MPs to debate motion on self-disconnection of pre-payment meters
9 December 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on International Human Rights Day 2022
MPs to hold a debate on International Human Rights Day 2022
5 December 2022
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Westminster Hall to hold a debate on sustainability of burning trees for energy generation in the UK
MPs to hold a debate on sustainability of burning trees for energy generation in the UK
5 December 2022
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MPs to debate the future of BBC local radio
MPs to debate the future of BBC local radio
5 December 2022
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MPs to debate the Twelfth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee, Cancer services, and the Government response
MPs to debate the Twelfth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee, Cancer services, and the Government response
5 December 2022
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