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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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Debate on government departments outside London
On 9 May MPs took part in a Chamber debate on government departments outside London
28 April 2016
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Chamber debate on the contribution of faith organisations to the voluntary sector in local communities
On 5 May MPsdebated the contribution of faith organisations to the voluntary sector in local communities
28 April 2016
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Chamber debate on education funding in London
On Wednesday 4 May, MPs took part in a Chamber debate on a motion on education funding in London
27 April 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 26 April 2016
Watch MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
26 April 2016
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Debate on the use of digital patient records in the NHS
Westminster Hall debate on 28 April on the use of digital patient records in the NHS
21 April 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 19 April 2016
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
19 April 2016
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Debate on HMRC's Building our Future plan
Backbench business debate on HMRC's Building our Future plan on Thursday 28 April
14 April 2016
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Debate on World Autism Awareness Week
Backbench Business debate on World Autism Awareness Week on 28 April in the Chamber
14 April 2016
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MPs debate clean water and sanitation in Africa
Backbench Business debate on clean water and sanitation in Africa on 21 April in Westminster Hall
14 April 2016
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Debate on a motion on recognition of genocide by Daesh
Backbench Business debate on recognition of genocide by Daesh on 20 April in the Chamber
14 April 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 12 April 2016
Watch live as MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects to the Backbench Business Committee
12 April 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Backbench Business debate on dementia and Alzheimer's disease on 12 April in Westminster Hall
4 April 2016
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MPs debate educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber
Backbench Business debate on educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber on 18 April in the Commons Chamber.
24 March 2016
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Introduction of the National Living Wage debated
Backbench Business debate on National Living Wage and related changes to employee contracts on 18 April in the Commons Chamber.
24 March 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on the Pubs Code and the Adjudicator
Backbench Business debate on the Pubs Code and the Adjudicator on 14 April in Westminster Hall
24 March 2016
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Chamber debate on Diversity in the BBC
Backbench Business debate on Diversity in the BBC on 14 April in the Commons Chamber
24 March 2016
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Debate the National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry report
Backbench Business debate on National Security checking of the Iraq inquiry on 14 April in the Commons Chamber
24 March 2016
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Chamber debate on court closures
A Chamber debate on court closures took place on 24 March
16 March 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on the NHS in London
Backbench Business debate on the NHS in London on 24 March in Westminster Hall.
16 March 2016
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Reform of support arrangements for people with contaminated blood debated
Chamber debate on reform of support arrangements for people with contaminated blood
16 March 2016
Total results 639 (page 29 of 32)