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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 community pharmacies and the effect of the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on community pharmacies and the effect of the covid-19 outbreak in Westminster Hall
5 March 2021
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Supplementary Estimate Day debates topics recommended
The Backbench Business Committee has proposed the topics for the Supplementary Estimates Day debates.
4 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on International Women’s Day
MPs to hold a general debate on International Women’s Day in the Chamber
1 March 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Welsh Affairs
MPs to hold a general debate on Welsh Affairs in the Chamber.
12 February 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on the proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak
12 February 2021
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Chairs call for COVID-secure and hybrid Westminster Hall debates
Procedure Committee, Petitions Committee and Backbench Business Committee write joint letter
11 February 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy
MPs to hold a general debate on the publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy
5 February 2021
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Applications for Estimates Day Debates
3 February 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the Towns Fund
MPs to hold a general debate on the Towns Fund
29 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the future of the UK’s space industry
MPs to hold a general debate on the future of the UK’s space industry
29 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the UN International Day of Education
MPs to hold a general debate on the UN International Day of Education
22 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
22 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the operation of the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on the operation of the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak
18 January 2021
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MPs to debate on a motion on errors in payments made to victims of the Equitable Life scandal
MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on Errors in payments made to victims of the Equitable Life scandal
18 January 2021
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Update from the Backbench Business Committee on future proceedings
Update from the Committee on future proceedings
18 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on dental services
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of covid-19 on dental services in the Chamber
6 January 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on long Covid
MPs to hold a general debate on long Covid in the Chamber
6 January 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the persecution of Muslims, Christians and other minority groups in India
MPs to hold a general debate on the persecution of Muslims, Christians and other minority groups in India in Westminster Hall
6 January 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the UK hydrogen economy
MPs to hold a general debate on the UK hydrogen economy in Westminster Hall
14 December 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the future of fairs and showgrounds
MPs to hold a general debate on the future of fairs and showgrounds in Westminster Hall
14 December 2020
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