The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on Thursday 5 July 2012 on adoption. Sheryll Murray appeared before to the Backbench Business Committee to request this debate.
The Committee heard this was a subject of topical interest which affects the constituencies of all Members.
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How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Sheryll Murray on Tuesday 19 June 2012.
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Backbench Business Committee
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