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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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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the regulation of election campaign finances
MPs to hold a general debate on the regulation of election campaign finances
6 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household debt
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household debt
6 July 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical devices safety review
MPs to hold a debate on a motion relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical devices safety review
2 July 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on retirement communities
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on retirement communities
28 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on enabling community energy 
MPs to hold a general debate on enabling community energy 
28 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Pride Month
MPs to hold a general debate on Pride Month
28 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Windrush Day 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Windrush Day 2021
28 June 2021
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Main Estimate Day debates topics recommended
Committee proposes the topics for the Main Estimates Day debates
23 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on support for the aviation, tourism and travel in response to the covid-19 pandemic
MPs to hold a general debate on support for the aviation, tourism and travel in response to the covid-19 pandemic
22 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on UK defence spending
MPs to hold a general debate on UK defence spending
22 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the world
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on religious and ethnic minority communities throughout the world
21 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the performance of Royal Mail
MPs to hold a general debate on the performance of Royal Mail
14 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the value of Vitamin D as a defence against covid-19 infection
MPs to hold a general debate on the value of Vitamin D as a defence against covid-19 infection
14 June 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
MPs to hold a general debate on the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in the Chamber
14 June 2021
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Applications for Estimates Day Debates
10 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the recommendations for the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan
MPs to hold a general debate on the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan in Westminster Hall
1 June 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the 10th anniversary of the investigation into the Winterbourne View Hospital and the Transforming Care programme
MPs hold a general debate on the 10th anniversary of the investigation into the Winterbourne View Hospital
1 June 2021
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Backbench Business Committee re-formed for new session of Parliament
Committee re-formed for new session of Parliament
26 May 2021
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Ian Mearns MP re-elected as Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
Ian Mearns MP has been re-elected as the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
19 May 2021
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Chair nominations open for Backbench Business Committee
Nominations are now open for the position of Chair of the Committee on Backbench Business Committee.
12 May 2021
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