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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

Due to technical issues, please email for transcripts of the public meetings. Thank you.

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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Written evidence

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Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email:
  • Phone: 020 7219 1881 (General enquiries) / 2814 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Backbench Business Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA