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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

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Committee news

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MPs consider motion on autism in World Autism Awareness Week
On Thursday 29 March MPs discuss autism
26 March 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
23 March 2018
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Impact of Brexit on the NHS debated
Westminster Hall debate on the effect on the NHS of the UK leaving the EU
20 March 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
19 March 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 March 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts discussion on early interventions in psychosis
MPs hold a general debate on psychosis treatment access and waiting time standards
6 March 2018
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Proposed takeover of GKN by Melrose scrutinised
On Thursday 15 March MPs hold a general debate in Westminster Hall on the proposed takeover of GKN by Melrose
6 March 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
5 March 2018
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Diplomatic service and resources discussed
Westminster Hall hosts a debate on the diplomatic service
1 March 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts energy efficiency debate
MPs consider energy efficiency and the Clean Growth Strategy
1 March 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
23 February 2018
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Westminister Hall debate on freedom of religion
Westminster Hall hosts a debate on the freedom of religion or belief
23 February 2018
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Seasonal migrant workers discussed
MPs consider the role of seasonal migrant workers on Thursday 1 March
23 February 2018
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MPs hold debate to mark St David's Day
On Thursday 1 March MPs will hold a general debate
23 February 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
16 February 2018
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Westminster Hall debate on child poverty in London
On Thursday 22 February MPs hold a general debate in Westminster Hall on child poverty in London
16 February 2018
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Family reunions for refugee children debated
Westminster Hall hosts a general debate on family reunion for refugee children in the UK
16 February 2018
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General debate on cancer strategy
On Thursday 22 February MPs debate cancer strategy
16 February 2018
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Role of disabled people in economic growth discussed
On Thursday 22 February MPs hold a debate on the role of disabled people in economic growth
16 February 2018
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MPs discuss community bank closures
On Thursday 8 February MPs consider community bank closures
5 February 2018
Total results 634 (page 20 of 32)