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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 hold general debate on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
MPs to hold general debate on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
5 September 2019
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MPs hold general debate on British housebuilding industry leasehold
MPs to hold general debate on British housebuilding industry leasehold
5 September 2019
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MPs take part in debate on hernia mesh in men
MPs hold a debate on hernia mesh in men
23 July 2019
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General debate on patients' involvement in artificial intelligence in healthcare
MPs take part in general debate on involvement of patients in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare
23 July 2019
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General debate on the EU Settlement Scheme
MPs take part in general debate on the EU Settlement Scheme and looked-after children and care leavers
23 July 2019
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General debate on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983
MPs to hold a general debate on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983
19 July 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on defence spending
MPs to take part in Westminster Hall debate on defence spending
16 July 2019
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General debate on review on persecution of Christians overseas
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the Bishop of Truro's review on persecution of Christians overseas
15 July 2019
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General debate on non-invasive precision therapies for cancer
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on non-invasive precision therapies for cancer
15 July 2019
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General debate on a motion on the Inter-Ministerial Group
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on the Inter-Ministerial Group on early years family support
15 July 2019
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General debate on human rights in Saudi Arabia
MPs to take part in debate on human rights in Saudi Arabia and detention of opponents of the regime
12 July 2019
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General debate on a motion on leasehold reform
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on leasehold reform
9 July 2019
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General debate on 20 years of devolution
MPs to hold a general debate on 20 years of devolution
8 July 2019
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Westminster Hall debate on the National Shipbuilding Strategy
MPs to hold a debate in Westminster Hall on public libraries
5 July 2019
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General debate: active travel, local walking and cycling infrastructure plans
Westminster Hall to debate active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans
5 July 2019
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General debate on ending the sale of new petrol cars
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans
3 July 2019
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General debate on the exisiting law relating to assisted dying
MPs to hold a general debate on the functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying
28 June 2019
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General debate on changes to Tier 5 Religious Worker Visas
MPs to take part in Westminster Hall debate on changes to Tier 5 Religious Worker Visas
26 June 2019
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General debate: contribution of co-operatives and mutual to the economy
MPs to debate the contribution of co-operatives and mutual to the economy
21 June 2019
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General debate on the Children's Future Food Report
MPs to hold a general debate on the Children's Future Food Report
21 June 2019
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