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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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Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim community considered
On Thursday 24 May MPs debate a motion on the persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community
22 May 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
21 May 2018
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UK automotive industry job losses discussed
Westminster Hall debate on job losses in the UK automotive industry
17 May 2018
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Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia discussed
MPs hold a debate on International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia
14 May 2018
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Plastic bottles and coffee cups debated
MPs hold a debate on a motion on plastic bottles and coffee cups
14 May 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
14 May 2018
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MPs hold debate on infection prevention
Westminster Hall hosts a debate on raising infection control standards in the NHS
10 May 2018
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Terrorism victims' compensation discussed
MPs hold debate on compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA Terrorism
8 May 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
8 May 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.
30 April 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
23 April 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 April 2018
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MPs hold debate to consider surgical mesh
MPs discuss surgical mesh in the House of Commons
12 April 2018
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Cancer treatment motion debated
MPs consider motion on cancer treatment
12 April 2018
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Westminster Hall debate on UK oil and gas industry
On Thursday 19 April MPs discuss the UK oil and gas industry
12 April 2018
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FCA and banking misconduct discussed
Debate held on Tuesday 17 April in the House of Commons on redress for victims of banking misconduct
10 April 2018
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MPs consider motion on autism in World Autism Awareness Week
On Thursday 29 March MPs discuss autism
26 March 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
23 March 2018
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Impact of Brexit on the NHS debated
Westminster Hall debate on the effect on the NHS of the UK leaving the EU
20 March 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
19 March 2018
Total results 570 (page 16 of 29)