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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 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
Watch MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects
6 September 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 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 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
Watch MPs put forward a case to debate their selected subjects
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
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MPs debate the contribution of cooperatives to the economy
On 14 July MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on the contribution of cooperatives to the economy
1 July 2016
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MPs debate the privatisation of the Land Registry
On 30 June MPs will take part in a Chamber debate on the privatisation of the Land Registry
16 June 2016
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MPs debate reforming the law of homicide
On 30 June MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on reforming the law of homicide
15 June 2016
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NHS England's Action Plan on Hearing Loss and the adult hearing service commissioning framework
On Thursday 30 June MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on NHS England's Action Plan on Hearing Loss and the adult hearing service commissioning framework
15 June 2016
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Debate on bank branch closures
On 30 June MPs will take part in a Chamber debate on bank branch closures
15 June 2016
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MPs debate blood cancers and the Cancer Drugs Fund
On Thursday 7 July MPs will take part in a general debate in Westminster Hall on blood cancers and the Cancer Drugs Fund
15 June 2016
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Debate on the increase in the state pension age
A new application will be made for a debate on the state pension age increase in the coming weeks
15 June 2016
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting 14 June 2016
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14 June 2016
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Nomination of new Backbench Business Committee Members
On Monday 13 June the House will be asked to agree the nomination of the new membership of the Backbench Business Committee.
9 June 2016
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