The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on 5 December 2011 on reform of the UK's extradition arrangements following representation to the committee by Dominic Raab, MP
A large number of backbench Members had indicated their support to the Backbench Business Committee for a debate on reform of the UK's extradition arrangements to strengthen the protection of British citizens.
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How this subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business committee following a representation by Dominic Raab, MP at a public meeting of the committee on 29 November 2011.
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The motion follows an earlier debate in Westminster Hall on 24 November 2011 on extradition laws and proceedings.
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.