The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.
The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:
Thursday 25 November in Westminster Hall
Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Transport.
The Committee chose this subject because there is significant support from backbench Members for a wide-ranging debate on the effects of reductions in expenditure on the work of the Department, including representations for a debate from the Transport Select Committee.
Additional item of business for Thursday 11 November
Publication of a Select Committee Report:
That this House notes the publication of the Sixth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts on Cafcass’s response to increased demand for its services, HC 439.
The Committee has scheduled this motion at the start of business to enable the Chair of a select committee to present a report which is being published on that day. The Chair will speak for up to 15 minutes, taking interventions from members on issues relating to the report.