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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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Westminster Hall debate on ovarian cancer
MPs hold a general debate on ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment
25 October 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts discussion on freedom of religion
on international freedom of religion or belief day 2018
23 October 2018
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Exploitation in supermarket supply chains examined
MPs hold a debate on a motion on ending exploitation in supermarket supply chains
16 October 2018
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World Menopause Day 2018 debate
On Thursday 18 October MPs debate on a motion on World Menopause Day 2018
16 October 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on the establishment of freeports
MPs hold general debate on the establishment of freeports in the UK
9 October 2018
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General debate on children's social care
MPs to hold general debate on children's social care in England
4 October 2018
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MPs debate baby loss awareness week
MPs hold a general debate on Tuesday 9 October
4 October 2018
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
10 September 2018
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
4 September 2018
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MPs examine the Office of Budget Responsibility
MPs debate the remit of the Office of Budget Responsibility
19 July 2018
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MPs examine perinatal mental illness
On Thursday 19 July, MPs hold a debate on perinatal mental illness
17 July 2018
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
16 July 2018
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Visas for non-EEA workers on inshore fishing vessels debated
Westminster Hall debate on Government policy on visas for non-EEA workers on inshore fishing vessels
12 July 2018
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MPs debate issue of forced adoption in the UK
On Thursday 12 July, MPs hold a debate on motion on the practice of forced adoption
10 July 2018
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MPs consider lessons learned from the collapse of Carillion
MPs hold a general debate on the collapse of Carillion
10 July 2018
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Westminster Hall general debate on failures in the banking sector
On Thursday 12 July MPs hold a general debate on failures in the banking sector
10 July 2018
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
9 July 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on the Equal Franchise Act
MPs hold a debate on the 90th anniversary of the Equal Franchise Act 1928
5 July 2018
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Future of the Transforming Care programme debated
MPs hold a debate on motion on the future of the Transforming Social Care programme
3 July 2018
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
2 July 2018
Total results 570 (page 14 of 29)