COMMONS

Debates announced for 21, 24 October

15 October 2013

Following its public meeting on Tuesday 15th October, the Committee has determined the backbench business for Monday 21st and Thursday 24th October.

 Monday 21 October in the Chamber

  • General debate on the future of the BBC (Members in charge: Alun Cairns, Steve Brine and Dame Angela Watkinson)
  • Debate on a motion relating to the state of natural capital in England and Wales (Member in charge: Mr Graham Stuart)

Thursday 24 October in the Chamber

  • Debate on a motion relating to the Financial Conduct Authority redress scheme for the mis-selling of interest rate swap derivatives (Members in charge: Guto Bebb, Mark Garnier, and Mr Gary Streeter)
  • General debate on aviation strategy (Member in charge: Mrs Louise Ellman)

 Thursday 24 October in Westminster Hall

  • General debate on planning, housing supply, and the countryside (Members in charge: Mr Laurence Robertson, Mrs Anne Main, Nick Herbert)

Representations received

At its public meeting on Tuesday 15 October, the Committee heard, in addition to bids relating to the Financial Conduct Authority and to the BBC, a representation from:

  • Andrea Leadsom for a debate on the first 1001 days, following the publication of the “1001 Critical Days” manifesto 

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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