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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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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
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on road safety and the legal framework
On Tuesday 20 November, MPs hold a general debate on road safety and the legal framework
15 November 2018
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Debate in Westminster Hall on anti-bullying week
On Thursday 15 November MPs debate on anti-bullying week 2018
13 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on extreme weather events
On Tuesday 13 November MPs discuss extreme weather events related to climate change
8 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on future of legal aid
On Thursday 1 November, MPs hold a general debate on the future of legal aid
30 October 2018
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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
Total results 639 (page 17 of 32)