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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 tackling alcohol harm
On 2 February MPs debated tackling alcohol harm in Westminster Hall
27 January 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 24 January 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on Prosecution of UK Security Forces
24 January 2017
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MPs debate protecting civil society space across the world
On 26 January 2017 MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate
19 January 2017
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MPs debate access to Kadcyla and other breast cancer drugs
On 26 January MPs debated and approved a motion in the Commons Chamber
19 January 2017
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MPs debate statutory pubs code and the Pubs Code Adjudicator
On Thursday 26 January MPs debated and approved a motion in the Commons Chamber
19 January 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 17 January 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on International Women's Day
17 January 2017
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MPs debate Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
On 19 January MPs took part in a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
12 January 2017
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MPs debate Kashmir
On 19 January MPs debated and approved a motion on Kashmir
12 January 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 10 January 2017
MPs to bid for a number of debates including on the Armed Forces Covenant Report 2016
10 January 2017
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Security situation in the African Great Lakes region debate
MPs took part in a general debate in the Chamber on 12 January 2017
15 December 2016
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MPs debate the situation in Yemen
On 12 January 2017 MPs debated a motion in the Commons Chamber
15 December 2016
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Leasehold and commonhold reform debated by MPs
General debate took place in the Chamber on Tuesday 20 December
15 December 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 13 December 2016
MPs to bid for a number of debates including on Holocaust Memorial Day
13 December 2016
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MPs debate broadband universal service obligation
On Thursday 15 December MPs took part in a general debate in the Commons Chamber
8 December 2016
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MPs to debate the future of the UK maritime industry
On Thursday 12 January MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate
8 December 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 6 December 2016
MPs bid for debates on Kashmir and statutory pubs code
6 December 2016
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MPs to debate decommissioning of in vitro fertilisation and other NHS fertility services
Debate scheduled following Backbench Business Committee meeting
1 December 2016
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MPs debate the creation of a commercial financial dispute resolution platform
Debate scheduled following Backbench Business Committee meeting
1 December 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 29 November 2016
MPs to bid for debates including on the UK maritime industry and the case of Andy Tsege
29 November 2016
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MPs debate the UK ivory trade
Debate scheduled following Backbench Business Committee meeting
24 November 2016
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