On Thursday 27 June, MPs debated the issue of multinational companies and UK corporation tax. The Backbench Business Committee scheduled the debate following representations from Chris White, Paul Farrelly, and Jim Sheridan.
Watch the debate and read a transcript
The debate on multinational companies and UK corporation tax was the second backbench business debate of the day, following the debate on legal aid reform.
Chris White opened this debate.
Watch the debate on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Chris White, Paul Farrelly, and Jim Sheridan 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.