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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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Commons debate on Welsh affairs
Backbench Business debate Welsh affairs on 3 March in the Commons Chamber
24 February 2016
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Chamber debate on gangs and serious youth violence
Backbench Business debate on gangs and serious youth violence rescheduled to 3 March in the Commons Chamber
15 February 2016
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MPs debate the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims and other religious minorities in Pakistan
Backbench Business debate on the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims and other religious minorities in Pakistan on 11 February in Westminster Hall.
11 February 2016
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MPs debate conservation of sea bass and effects of EU measures on UK fishing industry
Backbench Business debate conservation of sea bass and effects of EU measures on UK fishing industry on 11 February in the Commons Chamber
11 February 2016
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MPs debate Equitable life
Backbench Business debate on Equitable Life on 11 February in the Commons Chamber
11 February 2016
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MPs debate the future of the routes of the Great Western railway
Backbench Business debate on the future of the routes of the Great Western railway on 8 February in the Commons Chamber
10 February 2016
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MPs debate the role of men in preventing violence against women
Backbench Business debate on the role of men in preventing violence against women on 4 February in Westminster Hall
1 February 2016
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MPs debate parliamentary sovereignty and EU renegotiations
Backbench Business debate on parliamentary sovereignty and EU renegotiations on 4 February in the Commons Chamber
28 January 2016
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MPs debate the future of the Financial Conduct Authority
Backbench Business debate on the future of the Financial Conduct Authority on 1 February in the Commons Chamber
20 January 2016
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MPs debate the NHS and a social care commission
Backbench Business debate on NHS and a social care commission on 28 January in the Commons Chamber
20 January 2016
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Debate on foreign policy and development aid in Central and East Africa
Backbench Business debate on foreign policy and development aid in Central and East Africa on 25 January in the Commons Chamber
20 January 2016
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MPs debate the future of the UK steel industry
Backbench Business debate on the future of the UK steel industry on 21 January in Westminster Hall
20 January 2016
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MPs debate the childhood obesity strategy
Backbench Business debate on the childhood obesity strategy on 21 January in the Commons Chamber
18 January 2016
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MPs debate VAT evasion and internet retailers
Backbench Business debate on VAT evasion and internet retailers in Westminster Hall on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate House of Lords reform
Backbench Business debate on House of Lords reform in the Commons Chamber on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate the space policy
Backbench Business debate on space policy in the Commons Chamber on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate local government funding for rural areas
Backbench Business debate on local government funding for rural areas in the Commons Chamber on 11 January
8 January 2016
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MPs debate the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2015
Backbench Business debate on the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2015 on 7 January in Westminster Hall.
17 December 2015
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MPs debate children in care
Backbench Business debate on children in care on 7 January in the Commons Chamber
17 December 2015
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MPs debate the equalisation of the state pension age on women
Backbench Business debate on the equalisation of the state pension age on women on 7 January in the Commons Chamber
17 December 2015
Total results 552 (page 26 of 28)