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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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MPs debate clean water and sanitation in Africa
Backbench Business debate on clean water and sanitation in Africa on 21 April in Westminster Hall
14 April 2016
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Debate on a motion on recognition of genocide by Daesh
Backbench Business debate on recognition of genocide by Daesh on 20 April in the Chamber
14 April 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 12 April 2016
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
12 April 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Backbench Business debate on dementia and Alzheimer's disease on 12 April in Westminster Hall
4 April 2016
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MPs debate educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber
Backbench Business debate on educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber on 18 April in the Commons Chamber.
24 March 2016
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Introduction of the National Living Wage debated
Backbench Business debate on National Living Wage and related changes to employee contracts on 18 April in the Commons Chamber.
24 March 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on the Pubs Code and the Adjudicator
Backbench Business debate on the Pubs Code and the Adjudicator on 14 April in Westminster Hall
24 March 2016
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Chamber debate on Diversity in the BBC
Backbench Business debate on Diversity in the BBC on 14 April in the Commons Chamber
24 March 2016
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Debate the National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry report
Backbench Business debate on National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry on 14 April in the Commons Chamber
24 March 2016
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Chamber debate on court closures
A Chamber debate on court closures took place on 24 March
16 March 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on the NHS in London
Backbench Business debate on the NHS in London on 24 March in Westminster Hall.
16 March 2016
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Reform of support arrangements for people with contaminated blood debated
Chamber debate on reform of support arrangements for people with contaminated blood
16 March 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 15 March 2016
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
14 March 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome
Backbench Business debate on cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome on 17 March in Westminster Hall.
9 March 2016
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Backbench Business weekly Committee meeting 8 March 2016
Watch MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
8 March 2016
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Commons Chamber debate on record copies of Acts
Backbench Business debate on record copies of Acts on 20 April in the Commons Chamber
2 March 2016
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Backbench Business weekly Committee meeting 1 March 2016
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
1 March 2016
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Debate on International Women's Day
Backbench Business debate on International Womens Day takes place 8 March in the Commons Chamber
24 February 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on offshore oil and gas industry
Backbench Business debate on offshore oil and gas industry on 3 March in Westminster Hall.
24 February 2016
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Commons debate on Welsh affairs
Backbench Business debate Welsh affairs on 3 March in the Commons Chamber
24 February 2016
Total results 551 (page 25 of 28)