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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 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
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MPs debate closure of courts and tribunals services in England and Wales
Backbench Business debate was opened by Ben Howlett, the Conservative MP for Bath
16 September 2015
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Debate on the UK steel industry
This Backbench Business debate was opened by Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar
16 September 2015
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Applications for Backbench debates
The Backbench Business Committee meets next on Tuesday 13 October
15 September 2015
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Sustainable Development Goals Debate
Backbench Business debate opened by Stephen Phillips, Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham
8 September 2015
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Immigration detention debate
Backbench Business debate opened by Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central
8 September 2015
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Ian Mearns elected as Chair
Chair of Backbench Business Committee announced
18 June 2015
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Chair nominations for Backbench Business Committee
Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 10 June
4 June 2015
Total results 552 (page 28 of 28)