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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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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
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Strengthening families debated in Westminster Hall
Westminster Hall hosts Thursday 8 February debate on strengthening families
5 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.
2 February 2018
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MPs discuss baby leave for MPs
On Thursday 1 February MPs hold a debate on baby leave
31 January 2018
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Hospital car park charges debated
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on hospital car park charges
31 January 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.
29 January 2018
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The proscription of Hezbollah discussed by MPs
On Thursday 25 January MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on the proscription of Hezbollah.
24 January 2018
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MPs debate joint enterprise
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the Commons on the law on joint enterprise.
24 January 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 January 2018
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MPs discuss Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
On Thursday 18 January MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
17 January 2018
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MPs debate RBS Global Restructuring Group
MPs debate the treatment of SMEs by RBS Global Restructuring Group in the Chamber of the House of Commons
17 January 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
15 January 2018
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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
8 January 2018
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MPs debate Russian interference in UK society
Westminster Hall hosts MPs discussion on Russian interference in UK politics and society
20 December 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.
18 December 2017
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Westminster Hall debate on the steel industry
MPs discuss a sector deal for steel in Westminster Hall
15 December 2017
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