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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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MPs discuss baby leave for MPs
On Thursday 1 February MPs hold a debate on baby leave
31 January 2018
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Hospital car park charges debated
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on hospital car park charges
31 January 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.
29 January 2018
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The proscription of Hezbollah discussed by MPs
On Thursday 25 January MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on the proscription of Hezbollah.
24 January 2018
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MPs debate joint enterprise
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on the law on joint enterprise.
24 January 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
22 January 2018
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MPs discuss Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
On Thursday 18 January MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
17 January 2018
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MPs debate RBS Global Restructuring Group
MPs debate the treatment of SMEs by RBS Global Restructuring Group in the Chamber of the House of Commons
17 January 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
15 January 2018
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Backbench Business Committee: MPs request debates
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
8 January 2018
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MPs debate Russian interference in UK society
Westminster Hall hosts MPs discussion on Russian interference in UK politics and society
20 December 2017
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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.
18 December 2017
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Westminster Hall debate on the steel industry
MPs discuss a sector deal for steel in Westminster Hall
15 December 2017
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Hormone pregnancy tests debated by MPs
MPs discuss hormone pregnancy tests
13 December 2017
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MPs debate equality of pension provision for women
Pension provision for women considered by MPs
13 December 2017
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Backbench Business Committee: MPs request debates
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
11 December 2017
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MPs discuss funding for domestic violence refuges
Funding for domestic violence refuges examined in Westminster Hall debate
8 December 2017
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MPs consider the UK fishing industry
Fishing industry in the UK discussed by Members of Parliament
6 December 2017
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MPs debate prison reform
Prison reform and safety discussed by MPs
6 December 2017
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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
27 November 2017
Total results 552 (page 17 of 28)