On Thursday 4 July, MPs debated the use of corporate structures in the UK and money laundering, tax evasion and other financial crime. The Backbench Business Committee scheduled this debate following a representation from John Mann.
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John Mann opened this debate.
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How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from John Mann at the Committee’s public meeting on 18 June 2013.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays at 3pm to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns.
An MP must make a representation before the Committee for an e-petition or petition to be debated; e-petitions exceeding the Government's 100,000 signature threshold are not automatically allocated backbench time.
The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.