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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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MPs hold debate on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024
On Thursday 29 February in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024
28 February 2024
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This debate has been cancelled - MPs hold debate on compensation for women affected by state pension age changes
On Thursday 22 February in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on compensation for women affected by state pension age changes
19 February 2024
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MPs hold debate on fiscal support for tourism and hospitality in coastal areas
On Thursday 22 February in Westminster Hall, MPs will hold a debate on fiscal support for tourism and hospitality in coastal areas
19 February 2024
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MPs hold debate on premature deaths from heart and circulatory diseases
On Thursday 22 February, MPs will hold a debate on premature deaths from heart and circulatory diseases
19 February 2024
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MPs hold debate on the civil nuclear roadmap
On Thursday 22 February, MPs hold a debate on the civil nuclear roadmap
19 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Colleges Week 2024.
MPs to hold a debate on Colleges Week 2024.
5 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Child Maintenance Service
MPs to hold a debate on Child Maintenance Service
5 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on humanitarian aid and children in Gaza.
MPs to hold a debate on humanitarian aid and children in Gaza.
5 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on National HIV testing week
MPs to hold a debate on National HIV testing week
5 February 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on the management culture of the Post Office
MPs to hold a debate on the management culture of the Post Office
5 February 2024
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MPs hold a debate on freedom of religion and belief in Nigeria
On Tuesday 6 February in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on freedom of religion and belief in Nigeria.
29 January 2024
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MPs hold a debate on employment of people living in rural and coastal communities
On Thursday 1 February in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on employment of people living in rural and coastal communities.
29 January 2024
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MPs hold a debate on living standards
On Thursday 1 February in Westminster Hall, MPs hold a debate on living standards.
29 January 2024
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MPs hold a debate on freedom and democracy in Iran
On Thursday 1 February, MPs hold a debate on freedom and democracy in Iran.
29 January 2024
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MPs hold debate on miners and mining communities
On Thursday 1 February in, MPs hold a debate on miners and mining communities.
29 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day
On Thursday 25 January, MPs will hold a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day
22 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on religious persecution and the World Watch List 2024
On Thursday 25 January in Westminster Hall, MPs will hold a debate on religious persecution and the World Watch List 2024
22 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on victims of road traffic offences and the criminal justice system
Victims of road traffic offences and the criminal justice system debated
12 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on Future of Girlguiding UK in the British Overseas Territories
Future of Girlguiding UK in the British Overseas Territories debated
12 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on COP10 to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
COP10 to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control debated
12 January 2024
Total results 1305 (page 3 of 66)