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Official feed of Backbench Business Select Committee which determines debates to take place on behalf of backbench MPs. Produced by House staff.
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Backbench Business Jun 14
The Committee has announced the latest debates to be allocated in backbench time from 18 June - 9 July
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UK House of Commons Jun 13
We asked why she thinks Parliament needs to become a more modern, family friendly and accessible workplace. Watch her lead the debate now:
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Backbench Business Jun 13
The debate on making Parliament a more modern, family friendly and accessible workplace will be underway shortly, the debate is being opened by . Watch the debate live:
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UK House of Commons Jun 13
. is leading a debate on social housing. We asked him why he wants MPs to debate this issue in the Commons Chamber. Watch the debate:
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Backbench Business Jun 11
That concludes this week's public meeting of the Committee. An announcement of upcoming debates will be made shortly
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Backbench Business Jun 11
Just one application today, coming from the Member for Birmingham Yardley and Basingstoke MP . They are applying for a debate on a motion on the Cox Report, and the status of implementation of recommendations.
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Backbench Business Jun 11
This afternoon's session of the Committee will be underway from 2:30pm. Watch the meeting live on Parliament TV:
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UK House of Commons Jun 7
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Backbench Business Jun 6
The Committee has announced the latest debates to be allocated in backbench time from 10 - 27 June
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Backbench Business Jun 6
The debate on local bus drivers' working hours is set to begin shortly. The debate is being opened by . Follow the debate live:
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Backbench Business Jun 6
The debate on mortgage prisoners and vulture funds is due to begin shortly, the debate is being opened by . Follow the debate live:
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Backbench Business Jun 6
The debate on the response to the Grenfell Tower fire is currently underway, the debate was opened by . Follow the debate live and watch it back with Parliament TV:
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Backbench Business Jun 5
The debate on invisible disabilities and accessibility challenges is now underway. The debate is being opened by . Follow the debate live:
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Backbench Business Jun 4
That concludes this week’s public session of the Committee. The Committee determinations will be announced later in the week.
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Backbench Business Jun 4
Today’s third and final application is from:  ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ They are seeking a debate on a motion on ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans.
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Backbench Business Jun 4
Our second application is from Stirling MP and North Norfolk MP . They are applying for a debate on a motion on whistleblowing.
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Backbench Business Jun 4
Today's first application comes from the Member for Grantham and Stamford - , alongside Rotherham MP and North Norfolk Member .They are applying for a debate on Assisted Dying.
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Backbench Business Jun 4
Today’s meeting of the Committee will be underway from 3:15pm, follow the session live with Parliament TV
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Backbench Business May 23
A debate on matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment is now starting, and being opened by the Chair of the Backbench Business Committee, . Follow the debate live with Parliament TV:
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Backbench Business May 23
The committee is today announcing debates to be scheduled in time for the weeks following the Whitsun recess
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