Following its public meeting on 14 January, the Backbench Business Committee has scheduled backbench debates for Monday 20 & Thursday 23 January 2014.
The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:
Monday 20 January in the Chamber
- General debate on payday loan companies (Members in charge: Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr Adrian Bailey made a representation for this debate at the public meeting of the Backbench Business Committee on 14 January.
Thursday 23 January in the Chamber
- Debate on a motion relating to the Shrewsbury 24 and release of papers: (Member in charge: David Anderson)
- General debate on Holocaust Memorial Day (Member in charge: Alistair Burt)
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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