Following its meeting on 12 March, the Committee announced it would schedule debates on i) the post-2015 development agenda and ii) relating to the e-petition on preventable cardiac deaths arising from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. These debates will take place on 21 and 25 March respectively.
Thursday 21 March in Westminster Hall
• General debate relating to the post-2015 development agenda (Members in charge: Hugh Bayley, James Duddridge and Bridget Phillipson)
Monday 25 March in Westminster Hall
• General debate relating to the e-petition on preventable cardiac deaths arising from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (Member in charge: Steve Rotheram). The e-petition is entitled "The Oliver King Foundation - SADS".
The Committee has used its powers to convene a sitting in Westminster Hall on a Monday afternoon from 4.30 – 7.30 pm on the subject of an e-petition.
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following its meeting on 12 March 2013.
The Committee can consider any subject for debate, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns but an MP must go before the Committee to make the case for their consideration.
The Backbench Business Committee has yet to receive a representation from a Member in regard to the following e-petitions which have received over 100,000 signatures on the Government’s e-petitions website:
- Restoration of Age Related Tax Allowances
- Protect Police Pensions