COMMONS

Debates announced on Sudan, Carers, East Coast Main Line, NPT

13 June 2013

Following its public meeting on 11 June, the Backbench Business Committee has announced the backbench debates for 18 and 20 June.

Tuesday 18 June in the Chamber

General debate on the Government’s role in supporting peace and development in Sudan and South Sudan (Members in charge: Mark Durkan, Stephen Mosley) (up to 90 minutes)

Thursday 20 June in the Chamber

  • General debate on carers (Members in charge: Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Barbara Keeley)
  •  General debate on the East Coast Main Line franchise (Members in charge: Sheila Gilmore, Pat Glass)

Thursday 20 June in Westminster Hall

General debate on the UK’s contribution to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (Member in charge: Jeremy Corbyn)

Representations received

At its public meeting on Tuesday 11 June the Committee also heard, in addition to bids for debates on carers, on Sudan and on the East Coast Main Line franchise, representations from:

  • Frank Doran and Peter Aldous for a debate to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster
  • Michael Meacher for a debate on employment rights

You can watch the public session from Tuesday 11 June on Parliament TV

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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