The Backbench Business Committee has scheduled a debate on Thursday 28 June 2012 on the appointment of a minister for older people. Penny Mordaunt applied to the Backbench Business Committee to request this debate. Other speakers will include Liz Kendall and Steve Webb.
The Committee heard this was a topical matter of interest to Members across the House.
Watch the debate on Parliament TV
Watch the debate on Parliament TV from around 15:15pm:
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Penny Mordaunt on 19 June 2012. Read the determination of business here:
The Backbench Business Committee meets every week to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.
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.