COMMONS

Debate on Fairer Schools Funding and the f40 campaign

17 April 2014

On Tuesday 29 April, MPs will take part in a general debate on Fairer Schools Funding and the f40 campaign in Westminster Hall. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Robin Walker.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

This debate will be opened by Robin Walker and begins at 9.30am. 

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

How the subject was selected

The Committee recommended this item of business to the Chairman of Ways and Means for 90 minute debates in Westminster Hall. This subject was selected following representation from Robin Walker at the public meeting on Tuesday 8 April 2014.

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.

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