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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 VAT evasion and internet retailers
Backbench Business debate on VAT evasion and internet retailers in Westminster Hall on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate House of Lords reform
Backbench Business debate on House of Lords reform in the Commons Chamber on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate the space policy
Backbench Business debate on space policy in the Commons Chamber on 14 January
14 January 2016
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MPs debate local government funding for rural areas
Backbench Business debate on local government funding for rural areas in the Commons Chamber on 11 January
8 January 2016
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MPs debate the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2015
Backbench Business debate on the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2015 on 7 January in Westminster Hall.
17 December 2015
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MPs debate children in care
Backbench Business debate on children in care on 7 January in the Commons Chamber
17 December 2015
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MPs debate the equalisation of the state pension age on women
Backbench Business debate on the equalisation of the state pension age on women on 7 January in the Commons Chamber
17 December 2015
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MPs debate a new tobacco control strategy
Backbench Business debate on a new tobacco control strategy on 17 December in Westminster Hall
10 December 2015
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MPs debate the conception to age 2, the first 1001 days
Backbench Business debate on conception to age 2, the first 1001 days on 17 December in the Commons Chamber
10 December 2015
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MPs debate protecting 16 and 17 year olds from child sexual exploitation
Backbench Business debate on protecting 16 and 17 year olds from child sexual exploitation on 17 December in the Commons Chamber
4 December 2015
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MPs debate the protection of ancient woodland and trees
Backbench Business debate on the protection of ancient woodland and trees in Westminster Hall on 10 December
3 December 2015
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MPs debate International Human Rights Day
Backbench Business debate on International Human Rights Day on 10 December
3 December 2015
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MPs debate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Backbench Business debate on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on 10 December
3 December 2015
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MPs debate the Fisheries policy
Backbench Business debate on the Fisheries policy in Westminster Hall on 3 December
25 November 2015
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MPs debate UK's role in the Middle East
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the North East devolution deal in the Commons Chamber on November 30
25 November 2015
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MPs debate the North East devolution deal
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the North East devolution deal in Westminster Hall November 26
19 November 2015
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MPs debate the final report of the Airports Commission
Backbench Business debate on the final report of the Airports Commission in the Commons Chamber November 26
19 November 2015
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MPs debate World Prematurity Day
Backbench Business debate on World Prematurity Day in Westminster Hall on 24 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate male suicide and International Men's Day
Backbench Business debate on male suicide and International Men's Day in Westminster Hall on 19 November
11 November 2015
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MPs debate new cancer strategy
Backbench Business debate on a new cancer strategy on 19 November
11 November 2015
Total results 639 (page 31 of 32)