Applications for Backbench Business Committee debates on the Estimates

Backbench Members of Parliament are now able to apply to the Backbench Business Committee for debates in the Chamber on the public spending of Government Departments relating to the Estimates.

The first allocation of debates is expected to take place in February 2018, following the publication of the 2017-18 Supplementary Estimates. Applications should be submitted to by Friday 16 February at 2.30pm.

The Backbench Business Committee will hear representations from Members who have submitted applications on Tuesday 20 February at 4.00pm.

The Scrutiny Unit will be running a stand in Portcullis House on Wednesday 7 February to answer questions about the Estimates and the application process.

For further information on the Estimates Members should contact the Scrutiny Unit on 0207 219 ext 1354 ext 8362, ext 8366 or ext 0637.
For further information on the application process Members should contact the Backbench Business Committee on 0207 219 ext 1881 or ext 3751.