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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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Committee news

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General debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
19 February 2019
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General debate on banning the consumption of dog meat
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on banning the consumption of dog meat in the UK
19 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on Santander branch closures
MPs to hold general debate on the effect of Santander branch closures on local communities
14 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on rough sleeping
MPs to hold a general debate on rough sleeping
7 February 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on beer taxation and pubs
MPs to hold a general debate on beer taxation and pubs
7 February 2019
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MPs to hold a general debate on antisocial behaviour
MPs to hold a general debate on antisocial behaviour
7 February 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on Great Western Rail
MPs to hold general debate on Great Western Rail delays and performance across the network
1 February 2019
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MPs to hold general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2019
MPs will hold a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2019
23 January 2019
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MPs will debate on a motion on appropriate ME treatment
MPs will hold a debate on a motion relating to appropriate ME treatment
23 January 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on tackling knife crime
MPs will hold a general debate tackling knife crime
23 January 2019
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Westminster Hall debate on franchising of crown post offices
MPs discuss franchising of the crown post offices and its effect on high streets and local communities
8 January 2019
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General debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment
MPs hold a general debate on matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment on Thursday 20 December
18 December 2018
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Future of fair trade debated
Westminster Hall hosts debate on traidcraft and fair trade
17 December 2018
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Protection for homebuyers general debate
Westminster Hall hosts debate on 13 December
12 December 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on House of Commons Financial Plan
MPs discuss House of Commons Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 and draft estimates for 2019-20
7 December 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on use of Section 21 evictions
MPs discuss the use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector
4 December 2018
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Westminster Hall holds debate on the effect of ATM closures
On Tuesday 4 December, MPs hold a general debate on the effect of ATM closures on towns, high streets and rural communities
29 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on international men's day
On Thursday 29 November, MPs discuss international men's day
27 November 2018
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MPs discuss armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria
Westminster Hall hosts debate on armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria
22 November 2018
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General debate on state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s
On Thursday 22 November, MPs debate state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s
20 November 2018
Total results 634 (page 16 of 32)