The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on Thursday 14 June 2012 on mental health. Mr Charles Walker, Sir Peter Bottomley, Jon Cruddas, Mark Durkan, Dr Julian Lewis, Nicky Morgan and James Morris appeared before the Backbench Business Committee in the previous Session to request this debate.
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How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Mr Charles Walker, Sir Peter Bottomley, Jon Cruddas, Mark Durkan, Dr Julian Lewis, Nicky Morgan and James Morris on 13 March 2012.
Listen to the meeting where this debate was decided upon and read an uncorrected transcript of the session.
The subject was first proposed by Mr Charles Walker and Nicky Morgan on 31 January 2012.
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