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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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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 BHS
On Thursday 20 October in the Chamber MPs debated BHS
13 October 2016
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MPs debate the future of the steel industry
On Thursday 3 November in Westminster Hall MPs debated the future of the steel industry
13 October 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 11 October 2016
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10 October 2016
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MPs debate National Arthritis Week 2016
On 20 October MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on National Arthitis Week 2016
15 September 2016
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MPs debate on the inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests
On 13 October MPs debated a motion in the House of Commons on the inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests
15 September 2016
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MPs debate baby loss
On Thursday 13 October in the Chamber MPs debated baby loss
15 September 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 13 September 2016
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13 September 2016
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MPs debate tobacco control strategy
On 13 October MPs debated a motion in Westminster Hall on the tobacco control strategy
7 September 2016
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MPs debate quantitative easing
On Thursday 15 September in the Chamber MPs debated quantitative easing
7 September 2016
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MPs debate domestic abuse victims in family law courts
On 15 September MPs took part in a Chamber debate on domestic abuse victims in family law courts
7 September 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 6 September 2016
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6 September 2016
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MPs debate the fourth industrial revolution
MPs took part in a debate on the fourth industrial revolution in the Commons Chamber
1 August 2016
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MPs debate the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria
On 8 September MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria.
1 August 2016
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MPs debate compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism
On 13 September MPs took part in a Westminster Hall debate on compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism.
1 August 2016
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MPs debate scamming and its effect on vulnerable individuals
On 8 September MPs took part in a Chamber debate on scamming and its effect on vulnerable individuals
1 August 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 19 July 2016
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19 July 2016
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MPs debate ban on snares
On 21 July MPs will take part in a Chamber debate on a motion on a ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares
19 July 2016
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MPs debate support for UK's creative industries
Backbench Business Committee discusses the UK's creative industries and their economic contribution
4 July 2016
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MPs debate online abuse
Backbench Business Committee Members discuss bullying on social media and the internet
4 July 2016
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MPs debate maternity discrimination
On 14 July MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on maternity discrimination.
1 July 2016
Total results 634 (page 27 of 32)