The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on 12 January 2012 on a motion relating to a statutory code of practice for pub companies following representation to the committee Adrian Bailey MP, Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee.
The Backbench Business Committee heard that Members would wish to consider the Government's response to the recommendations of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on the introduction of a statutory code of practice for pub companies.
Watch the debate and read a transcript
The debate took place on Thursday 12 January 2012 in the House of Commons. 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 a representation by Adrian Bailey MP, Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, at a public meeting of the committee on 6 December 2011.
Watch the meeting where this debate was decided upon on Parliament TV and read an uncorrected transcript of the session.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published their report on 20 September 2011.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee took evidence on the Government Response to the report on 6 December 2011.
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.