The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.
The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:
Monday 22 October in Westminster Hall
• Debate on the e-petition on children’s cardiac surgery at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield, Leicester: Sir Edward Garnier)
The Committee heard this was the subject of an e-petition which has received over 100,000 signatures and a topic of interest to Members across the House.
Thursday 25 October in the Chamber
• International Development Select Committee: Publication of a Report on DfID’s work in Afghanistan (20 minutes)
• Debate on a motion relating to the badger cull (Members in charge: Alison McGovern, Henry Smith, Mike Weatherley, Caroline Lucas)