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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 debate mental health in the autism community
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons on a motion on mental health
24 November 2017
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MPs debate Dr Elsie Inglis and the contribution of women to World War One
Westminster Hall debate on the contribution of women to World War One
24 November 2017
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Royal Air Force debate in Westminster Hall
MPs discuss the Royal Air Force on Thursday 23 November
22 November 2017
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MPs hold Westminster Hall debate to mark anti-bullying week
Westminster Hall debate to mark anti-bulling week on Thursday 23 November
21 November 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
20 November 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
13 November 2017
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MPs debate aerospace industrial strategy
Aerospace industrial strategy debated by MPs on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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MPs discuss Antibiotics Awareness Week in Westminster Hall
Westminster Hall debate on Antibiotics Awareness Week on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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Debate on support for care leavers in Westminster Hall
MPs hold Westminster Hall debate on support for care leavers
10 November 2017
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MPs debate Universal Credit roll-out
MPs hold a debate on the roll-out of Universal Credit on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on International Men's Day
On Tuesday 14 November, MPs discuss support by the Department for care leavers
9 November 2017
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MPs debate temporary accommodation
On Tuesday 7 November, MPs debate temporary accommodation
3 November 2017
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MPs debate transport in the North of England
On Monday 6 November MPs debate transport in the north
3 November 2017
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British membership of the EEA debated
MPs debate British membership of the EEA on Monday 6 November
2 November 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
30 October 2017
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MPs hold Westminster Hall debate on HM Revenue and Customs closures
On Thursday 2 November, MPs will hold a debate in Westminster Hall
26 October 2017
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MPs debate unaccompanied child refugees in Europe
On Thursday 2 November MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons
26 October 2017
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MPs debate sexual harassment in schools
On Thursday 2 November MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons
26 October 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
24 October 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.
17 October 2017
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