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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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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effectiveness of asylum accommodation and the dispersal scheme in providing support for asylum seekers
MPs to hold a general debate on the effectiveness of asylum accommodation and the dispersal scheme in providing support for asylum seekers
23 April 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on social care and the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on social care and the covid-19 outbreak in Westminster Hall
19 April 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on land rights for religious minorities including Baha'is in Iran
MPs to hold a general debate on land rights for religious minorities including Baha'is in Iran in Westminster Hall
19 April 2021
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MPs to hold a debate on a motion on mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
19 April 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
MPs to hold a general debate on the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
19 April 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on online abuse of elected women representatives
MPs to hold a general debate on online abuse of elected women representatives in Westminster Hall
19 April 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Third Report of the Education Committee, A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution
MPs to hold a general debate on the Third Report of the Education Committee, A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution
26 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Fourth Report of Women and Equalities Committee Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
MPs to hold a general debate on the Fourth Report of Women and Equalities Committee Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
26 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on global human security
MPs to hold a general debate on global human security in Westminster Hall
26 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on Government support for non-governmental organisations and churches in developing nations during the covid-19 pandemic
MPs to hold a general debate on Government support for non-governmental organisations and churches in developing nations during the covid-19 pandemic
22 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on immigration and nationality application fees
MPs to hold a general debate on immigration and national apprenticeship fees in Westminster Hall
22 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic
MPs to hold a general debate on support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic in the Chamber
19 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on online anonymity and anonymous abuse
MPs to hold a general debate on online anonymity and anonymous abuse in the Chamber
19 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on Government-backed insurance for live events
MPs to hold a general debate in Westminster Hall on Government-backed insurance for live events
19 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on World Social Care Day 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on World Social Care Day 2021 in Westminster Hall
12 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on social care reform and the social care workforce
MPs to hold a general debate on social care reform and the social care workforce in Westminster Hall
12 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on World Water Day
MPs to hold a general debate World Water Day in the Chamber
12 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on UK’s commitment to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on UK’s commitment to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka in the Chamber
12 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Commonwealth Day 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Commonwealth Day 2021 in the Chamber
12 March 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the quality of life for patients with heart failure
MPs to hold a general debate on the quality of life for patients with heart failure in Westminster Hall
5 March 2021
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