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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 Cancer Strategy one year on
On 8 December MPs debated Cancer Strategy
24 November 2016
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MPs debate UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
On 8 December MPs debated the elimination of violence against women
24 November 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 22 November 2016
MPs bid for debates on Ivory Trade and UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
22 November 2016
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Future of the UK's fishing industry to be debated
On 1 December MPs debated the future of the UK's fishing industry
18 November 2016
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Transgender equality motion scheduled for debate
MPs debated and approved motion on December 1 2016
18 November 2016
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MPs debate motion on reducing health inequality
On 24 November MPs debated health inequality in the House of Commons
18 November 2016
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MPs debate support arrangements for people affected by contaminated blood and blood products
Debate scheduled following Backbench Business Committee meeting
17 November 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 15 November 2016
MPs bid for a number of debates including universal broadband service
15 November 2016
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MPs debate International Men's Day
On 17 November MPs debated International Men's Day in the House of Commons
4 November 2016
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MPs debate on reductions to Employment Support Allowance and universal credit
On 17 November MPs debated the reductions to Employment Support Allowance and universal credit
3 November 2016
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MPs debate future of the Post Office
On 17 November MPs debated the future of the Post Office in Westminster Hall
3 November 2016
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MPs debate raising awareness of veterans and service personnel
On 8 November MPs took part in a general debate raising awareness of a new generation of veterans and Service personnel
2 November 2016
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MPs debate role of grammar and faith schools
On 8 November MPs debated the role of grammar and faith schools
1 November 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 01 November 2016
MPs bid for a number of debates including rethinking remembrance
1 November 2016
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MPs debate Living Wage Week
On 3 November MPs debated the Living Wage Week in the House of Commons Chamber
27 October 2016
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MPs debate the UK leaving the EU & financial services
On 3 November MPs debated the effect of the UK leaving the European Union on financial and other professional services
27 October 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 25 October 2016
MPs bid for a number of debates including the future of the Post Office
25 October 2016
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MPs debate young people's mental health
On Thursday 27 October in the Chamber MPs debated young people's mental health
20 October 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 18 October 2016
Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 18 October 2016
18 October 2016
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MPs debate industrial strategy
On Thursday 20 October in the Chamber MPs debated industrial strategy
13 October 2016
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