COMMONS

Committee allocates debates for 1 and 8 November

26 October 2012

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:

Thursday 1 November in the Chamber

• Debate on a motion relating to the Beer duty escalator (Members in charge: Andrew Griffiths, Greg Mulholland)

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.

• Debate on a motion relating to air passenger duty (Members in charge: Priti Patel and Henry Smith)

Thursday 8 November in the Chamber

• Debate on a motion relating to the Medium-term financial plan for the House of Commons administration and savings programme (Member in charge: John Thurso)

Thursday 8 November in Westminster Hall

• Debate on regulation of claims management companies (Member in charge: Jackie Doyle-Price)

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