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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 Social Mobility Commission state of the nation report
On 23 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons
20 March 2017
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MPs debate compensation for Equitable Life policyholders
On 23 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
20 March 2017
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MPs debate the future of local and regional news providers
On 30 March MPs will take part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
16 March 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 14 March 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on child maintenance service
13 March 2017
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MPs to debate energy prices
On 16 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
9 March 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 7 March 2017
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
6 March 2017
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MPs debate human rights and the political situation in Turkey
On 9 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
2 March 2017
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MPs debate Jobcentre plus office closures
On 16 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
2 March 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 28 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on jobcentre plus office closures
27 February 2017
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MPs debate International Women's Day
On 2 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
24 February 2017
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MP debate torture and the treatment of asylum claims
On 2 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
24 February 2017
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MPs debate Welsh affairs
On 2 March MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber
23 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 21 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on UK policy on torture
17 February 2017
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MPs debate publicly accessible amenities for people with disabilities
MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate on 23 February
10 February 2017
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MPs debate unaccompanied children in Greece and Italy
On 23 February MPs debated a motion in the House of Commons
10 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 7 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on the future of Commonwealth trade
7 February 2017
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MPs debate the Governance of the Football Association
On 9 February MPs debated and approved a motion in the Chamber
2 February 2017
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MPs debate Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
MPs debated a motion on this topic in the Chamber on 9 February
1 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 31 January 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on the future of commonwealth trade
31 January 2017
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MPs debate the Armed Forces Covenant Report 2016
On 2 February MPs took part in a general debate in the Commons Chamber
27 January 2017
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