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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 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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MPs debate the Government's review of defence capability
On Thursday 19 October MPs hold a Westminster Hall debate
16 October 2017
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MPs debate carbon capture and storage
On Thursday 19 October MPs hold a debate on carbon capture and storage in a Westminster Hall debate
15 October 2017
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MPs debate tobacco control plan
On Thursday 19 October MPs will hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons
15 October 2017
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MPs debate Valproate and Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
On Thursday 19 October MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons
13 October 2017
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MPs debate the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar
On Tuesday 17 October MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons
13 October 2017
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Backbench Business Committee: MPs request debates
Watch MPs request debates on subjects including tobacco and carbon capture and storage
10 October 2017
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Ian Mearns elected as Chair
Chair of Backbench Business Committee announced
12 July 2017
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Chair nominations for Backbench Business Committee
Nominations close at 3pm on Friday 7 July
22 June 2017
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Backbench Business Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2015-17
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2015-17 Parliament
3 May 2017
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General Election 2017 - Backbench Business Committee
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all select committees have ceased to exist
3 May 2017
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MPs debate tackling infectious diseases
On 20 April MPs will take part in a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber
31 March 2017
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MPs to debate state pensions payable outside of the UK
On 20 April MPs will debate a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
31 March 2017
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MPs to debate the European arrest warrant
On 20 April MPs will take part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
30 March 2017
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MPs debate a motion on animal welfare
On 30 March MPs will debate a motion in the House of Commons
23 March 2017
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MP debate the conflict in Yemen
On 28 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
23 March 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 21 March 2017
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
21 March 2017
Total results 634 (page 23 of 32)