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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.

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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 7 March 2017
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
6 March 2017
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MPs debate human rights and the political situation in Turkey
On 9 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
2 March 2017
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MPs debate Jobcentre plus office closures
On 16 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
2 March 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 28 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on jobcentre plus office closures
27 February 2017
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MPs debate International Women's Day
On 2 March MPs debated and approved a motion in the House of Commons Chamber
24 February 2017
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MP debate torture and the treatment of asylum claims
On 2 March MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall
24 February 2017
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MPs debate Welsh affairs
On 2 March MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber
23 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 21 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on UK policy on torture
17 February 2017
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MPs debate publicly accessible amenities for people with disabilities
MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate on 23 February
10 February 2017
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MPs debate unaccompanied children in Greece and Italy
On 23 February MPs debated a motion in the House of Commons
10 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 7 February 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on the future of Commonwealth trade
7 February 2017
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MPs debate the Governance of the Football Association
On 9 February MPs debated and approved a motion in the Chamber
2 February 2017
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MPs debate Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
MPs debated a motion on this topic in the Chamber on 9 February
1 February 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 31 January 2017
MPs bid for a number of debates including on the future of commonwealth trade
31 January 2017
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MPs debate the Armed Forces Covenant Report 2016
On 2 February MPs took part in a general debate in the Commons Chamber
27 January 2017
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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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