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Role of the Committee

Welcome to the Backbench Business Committee.


The Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session. The House has decided that these days will be devoted to backbench business and that at least 27 of them will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.

The Committee encourages suggestions for subjects suitable for debate from backbenchers, which should be sent either by email to or by letter to the Table Office (marked for the attention of the Backbench Business Committee).