The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on 15 December 2011 on a motion relating to the recommendations of the Members' Expenses Committee report on the operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 following representation to the committee by Adam Afriyie, MP
The Backbench Business Committee heard that Members would wish to consider the recommendations of the Members' Expenses Committee report on the operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, which established the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).
Watch the session and read a transcript
The debate took place on Thursday 15 December 2011 in the House of Commons. Watch the debate on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard:
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business committee following a representation by Adam Afiyre MP, Chair of the Members' Expenses Committee, at a public meeting of the committee on 6 December 2011.
Watch the meeting where this debate was decided upon on Parliament TV and read an uncorrected transcript of the session.
The Members' Expenses Committee published their report on Monday 12 December.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets every week to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.
The committee then has to decide how to allocate the very limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal; demand always outstrips supply. The committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.