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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 will debate on a motion on appropriate ME treatment
MPs will hold a debate on a motion relating to appropriate ME treatment
23 January 2019
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Westminster Hall to hold general debate on tackling knife crime
MPs will hold a general debate tackling knife crime
23 January 2019
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Westminster Hall debate on franchising of crown post offices
MPs discuss franchising of the crown post offices and its effect on high streets and local communities
8 January 2019
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General debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment
MPs hold a general debate on matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment on Thursday 20 December
18 December 2018
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Future of fair trade debated
Westminster Hall hosts debate on traidcraft and fair trade
17 December 2018
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Protection for homebuyers general debate
Westminster Hall hosts debate on 13 December
12 December 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on House of Commons Financial Plan
MPs discuss House of Commons Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 and draft estimates for 2019-20
7 December 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on use of Section 21 evictions
MPs discuss the use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector
4 December 2018
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Westminster Hall holds debate on the effect of ATM closures
On Tuesday 4 December, MPs hold a general debate on the effect of ATM closures on towns, high streets and rural communities
29 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on international men's day
On Thursday 29 November, MPs discuss international men's day
27 November 2018
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MPs discuss armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria
Westminster Hall hosts debate on armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria
22 November 2018
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General debate on state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s
On Thursday 22 November, MPs debate state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s
20 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on road safety and the legal framework
On Tuesday 20 November, MPs hold a general debate on road safety and the legal framework
15 November 2018
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Debate in Westminster Hall on anti-bullying week
On Thursday 15 November MPs debate on anti-bullying week 2018
13 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on extreme weather events
On Tuesday 13 November MPs discuss extreme weather events related to climate change
8 November 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on future of legal aid
On Thursday 1 November, MPs hold a general debate on the future of legal aid
30 October 2018
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Westminster Hall debate on ovarian cancer
MPs hold a general debate on ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment
25 October 2018
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Westminster Hall hosts discussion on freedom of religion
on international freedom of religion or belief day 2018
23 October 2018
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Exploitation in supermarket supply chains examined
MPs hold a debate on a motion on ending exploitation in supermarket supply chains
16 October 2018
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World Menopause Day 2018 debate
On Thursday 18 October MPs debate on a motion on World Menopause Day 2018
16 October 2018
Total results 1305 (page 30 of 66)