The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on 1 December 2011 on BBC cuts following representation to the committee by MPs Austin Mitchell, John McDonnell and Martin Vickers.
A large number of backbench Members had indicated their support to the Backbench Business Committee for a debate on the impact of BBC cuts.
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How this subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business committee following a representation by Austin Mitchell MP, John McDonnell MP and Martin Vickers MP at a public meeting of the committee on 25 October 2011.
Watch the meeting where this debate was decided upon on Parliament TV and read an uncorrected transcript of the session.
Backbench Business Committee
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.