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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 fuel poverty and energy price caps
MPs to hold a debate on fuel poverty and energy price caps in Westminster Hall
16 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Covid-19 outbreak and employment rights
MPs to hold a general debate on the Covid-19 outbreak and employment rights
16 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on breast cancer diagnosis and the future of breast cancer services
MPs to hold a debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on breast cancer diagnosis and the future of breast cancer services in Westminster Hall
9 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on obesity and the Covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a debate on obesity and the Covid-19 outbreak in Westminster Hall
6 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people experiencing baby loss
MPs to hold a general debate on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people experiencing baby loss
27 October 2020
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MPs to hold a debate on the Government’s role in ensuring innovation and equitable access to treatment within the covid-19 international response
MPs to hold a debate on the Government’s role in ensuring innovation and equitable access to treatment within the covid-19 international response
27 October 2020
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MPs to debate a motion on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
MPs to debate a motion on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
27 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis
MPs to hold a general debate on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis
27 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the spending of the Ministry of Justice on legal aid
MPs to hold a debate on the spending of the Ministry of Justice on legal aid in Westminster Hall
19 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on Transparency of the Integrated Activity Fund
MPs to hold a debate on Transparency of the Integrated Activity Fund in Westminster Hall
19 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on support for children and families during the covid-19 outbreak
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on support for children and families during the covid-19 outbreak
16 October 2020
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MPs to debate Black History Month
MPs to hold a debate on Black History Month
16 October 2020
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General debate: June massacres in Sudan and the UK’s support for Sudan’s democratic transition
MPs to hold a debate on June massacres in Sudan and the UK’s support for Sudan’s democratic transition in Westminster Hall
9 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on a disability inclusive covid-19 response
MPs to hold a debate on a disability inclusive covid-19 response
9 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the introduction of a universal basic income
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the introduction of a universal basic income
9 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on mental health support for frontline staff
On Thursday 8 October MPs will hold a debate on the mental health support for frontline staff in Westminster Hall.
5 October 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on No Recourse to Public Funds
On Thursday 8 October MPs will hold a debate on No Recourse to Public Funds in Westminster Hall
5 October 2020
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MPs to debate the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport during the coronavirus pandemic
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
25 September 2020
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MPs to debate planning reform and house building targets
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on a substantive motion regarding planning reform and house building targets.
25 September 2020
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MPs to debate the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the covid-19 pandemic
Backbench Business Committee debate the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on Thursday 24 September 2020
22 September 2020
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