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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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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
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MPs discuss universal health coverage and preventable diseases
Westminster Hall hosts debate on the role of universal health coverage in tackling preventable and treatable diseases
29 June 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on Scotland and Brexit
General debate heldon the implications for Scotland of leaving the EU
28 June 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on Russian Federation activity in the UK
On Thursday 28 June MPs hold a general debate on Russian Federation activity in the UK and globally
26 June 2018
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MPs discuss improving air quality
Mary Creagh, Lillian Greenwood, Neil Parish and Andrew Selous open a debate on a motion on air quality
26 June 2018
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Role and effectiveness of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments scrutinised
MPs hold a debate on a motion on the role and effectiveness of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments
26 June 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 June 2018
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Phenylketonuria treatments discussed by MPs
Westminster Hall hosts debate on access to treatment, support and innovative new medicines for Phenylketonuria patients
21 June 2018
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ME treatment and research discussed
On Thursday 21 June, MPs hold a debate in Westminster Hall on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
19 June 2018
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Future of Erasmus + scheme debated
On Thursday 21 June, MPs consider the future of the Erasmus + scheme
19 June 2018
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Importance of refugee family reunion debate
On Thursday 21 June, MPs will hold a debate on a motion on the importance of refugee family reunion
19 June 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 Estimates Day Debates and their selected subjects
18 June 2018
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