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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 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Backbench Business debate on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on 10 December
3 December 2015
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MPs debate the Fisheries policy
Backbench Business debate on the Fisheries policy in Westminster Hall on 3 December
25 November 2015
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MPs debate UK's role in the Middle East
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the North East devolution deal in the Commons Chamber on November 30
25 November 2015
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MPs debate the North East devolution deal
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the North East devolution deal in Westminster Hall November 26
19 November 2015
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MPs debate the final report of the Airports Commission
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the Airports Commission in the Commons Chamber November 26
19 November 2015
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MPs debate World Prematurity Day
Backbench Business debate on World Prematurity Day in Westminster Hall on 24 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate male suicide and International Men's Day
Backbench Business debate on male suicide and International Men's Day in Westminster Hall on 19 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate new cancer strategy
Backbench Business debate on a new cancer strategy on 19 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate Famagusta in the Commons
Backbench Business debate on Famagusta on Monday 16 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate the preparations for the Paris climate change conference
Backbench Business debate on preparations for the Paris climate change conference on 19 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate membership of the UK Delegation to PACE
Backbench Business debate on Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 16 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate the dog meat trade
Backbench Business debate on the dog meat trade on 5 November
28 October 2015
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MPs debate funding for schools
Backbench Business debate on funding for schools on 5 November
27 October 2015
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MPs debate RBS and the future of UK banking
Backbench Business debate on RBS and the future of UK banking on 5 November
27 October 2015
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MPs debate the future of the Green Investment Bank
Backbench Business debate on the future of the Green Investment Bank in Westminster Hall on 29 October
22 October 2015
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MPs debate the distributional effect of proposed reforms to tax credits
Backbench business debate on tax credits to take place on 29 October
21 October 2015
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MPs debate conflict in Yemen
Backbench debate on the conflict in Yemen on Thursday 22 October
14 October 2015
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MPs debate the availability of cancer drugs
Backbench debate on the availability of cancer drugs took place on Tuesday 20 October
14 October 2015
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MPs debate the political situation in Stormont
Backbench Business debate opened by Mr Laurence Robertson
6 October 2015
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MPs debate the roll-out of superfast broadband
Backbench Business debate opened by Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness
16 September 2015
Total results 547 (page 27 of 28)