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Backbench debate on debt advice and debt management services

02 December 2011

The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on 1 December 2011 on debt advice and debt management services following a representation to the committee by Alex Cunningham MP.

The committee has heard that there is wide interest in this subject from backbench Members, and growing disquiet about current and future provision as a result of changes across the debt management sector.

Watch the session and read a transcript

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 18 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.

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