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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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MPs to hold a debate on Lesbian Visibility Week
MPs to hold a debate on Lesbian Visibility Week
22 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on the ratification of the Global Ocean Treaty
MPs to hold a debate on the ratification of the Global Ocean Treaty
22 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on health inequalities in liver disease and liver cancer
MPs to hold a debate on health inequalities in liver disease and liver cancer
22 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Covid-19 pandemic response and trends in excess deaths
On Thursday 18 April, MPs hold a debate on Covid-19 pandemic response and trends in excess deaths
12 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on access to redress schemes
On Thursday 18 April, MPs hold a debate on access to redress schemes
12 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on hospice funding
On Monday 15 April, MPs hold a debate on hospice funding
12 April 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on minimum income thresholds for partner and spousal visas
MPs to hold a debate on minimum income thresholds for partner and spousal visas
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on large-scale solar farms
MPs to hold a debate on large-scale solar farms
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on food waste and food redistribution
MPs to hold a debate on food waste and food redistribution
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on the Bicentenary of the RNLI
MPs to hold a debate on the Bicentenary of the RNLI
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on reports of the Environmental Audit Committee, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Science, Innovation and Technology Committee on food security
MPs to hold a debate on reports of the Environmental Audit Committee, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Science, Innovation and Technology Committee on food security
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on reports of the Defence Committee and Committee of Public Accounts on armed forces readiness and defence equipment
MPs to hold a debate on reports of the Defence Committee and Committee of Public Accounts on armed forces readiness and defence equipment
18 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on tutoring provision
MPs to hold a debate on tutoring provision
18 March 2024
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MPs to debate Government spending at forthcoming Estimates Day debate
MPs to debate Government spending at forthcoming Estimates Day debate
11 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on St Patrick’s Day and the contribution of the Irish diaspora to the UK
MPs to hold a debate on St Patrick’s Day and the contribution of the Irish diaspora to the UK
6 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on compensation for women affected by state pension changes
MPs to hold a debate on compensation for women affected by state pension changes
6 March 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Welsh Affairs
29 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on language in politics on International Women’s Day
On Thursday 29 February, MPs will hold a debate on language in politics on International Women’s Day.
29 February 2024
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MPs hold debate on LGBT History Month
On Thursday 7 March in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on LGBT History Month
28 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on the educational attainment of boys
On Tuesday 5 March in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on the educational attainment of boys
28 February 2024
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