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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.

Application form for backbench debates

Application form for an Estimates Day Debate

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MPs to hold a debate on HS2 compensation
HS2 compensation debated
12 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on loan charge
Loan charge debated
12 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on trends in excess deaths
Trends in excess deaths debated
12 January 2024
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MPs to hold a debate on new dementia treatments
MPs to hold a debate on new dementia treatments
20 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on a smokefree future
MPs to hold a debate on a smokefree future
20 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on the role of the UK in ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases
MPs to hold a debate on the role of the UK in ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases
20 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on Jewish communities and the potential merits of a British Jewish History Month
MPs to hold a debate on Jewish communities and the potential merits of a British Jewish History Month
20 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on SEND provision and funding
MPs to hold a debate on SEND provision and funding
20 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on Christmas, Christianity and communities
MPs to hold a debate on Christmas, Christianity and communities
8 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on the persecution of Buddhists in Tibet
MPs to hold a debate on the persecution of Buddhists in Tibet
8 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on spiking
MPs to hold a debate on spiking.
8 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on the potential merger between Vodafone and Three
MPs to hold a debate on the potential merger between Vodafone and Three
8 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on knife crime
MPs to hold a debate on knife crime
8 December 2023
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MPs to debate provision of auditory verbal therapy
MPs to debate provision of auditory verbal therapy
1 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on Genocide
MPs to hold a debate on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on Genocide
1 December 2023
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MPs to debate the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
MPs to debate the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
1 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on tackling Islamophobia
MPs to hold a debate on tackling Islamophobia
1 December 2023
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MPs to hold a debate on tackling Islamophobia
MPs to hold a debate on tackling Islamophobia
1 December 2023
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Backbench Business Committee re-established following new parliamentary session
Backbench Business Committee re-established following new parliamentary session
28 November 2023
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Chair nominations open for Backbench Business Committee
Nominations are now open for Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
13 November 2023
Total results 1305 (page 4 of 66)