The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on Thursday 21 June 2012 on the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Mr Laurence Robertson and Paul Murphy applied to the Backbench Business Committee to request this debate.
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Backbench Business Committee
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