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Debate on post-2015 development agenda

20 March 2013

On Thursday 21 March, MPs debated the post-2015 development agenda. This debate took place in Westminster Hall and was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Hugh Bayley, James Duddridge and Bridget Phillipson.

The Eighth Report from the International Development Committee, Post-2015 Development goals, HC 657, is relevant to this debate.

Watch the debate and read a transcript

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 by Hugh Bayley, James Duddridge and Bridget Phillipson on 12 March 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.

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