COMMONS

Debate on air passenger duty

01 November 2012

The Backbench Business Committee has scheduled a debate on Thursday 1 November 2012 on air passenger duty. Priti Patel and Henry Smith applied to the Backbench Business Committee to request this debate.

Watch the debate

Watch the debate live on Parliament TV from around 2.30pm

Backbench Business Committee

The Backbench Business Committee meets every week to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject. This includes subjects suggested by constituents where there is no e-petition, or where there is a traditional paper petition.

When considering petitions, the Committee will follow its usual procedure of hearing a sponsoring Member or Members of Parliament making the case for a debate.

The Committee will only be able to schedule a debate on a petition if several Members of Parliament tell the committee that they will take part in the debate. The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the very limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal; demand always outstrips supply. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.

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