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MPs debate the law on dangerous driving

27 January 2014

On Monday 27 January, MPs took part in a debate in the House of Commons Chamber on the law on dangerous driving. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Chris Skidmore.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The debate was opened by Chris Skidmore.

How the subject was selected

This debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Chris Skidmore at the public meeting on Tuesday 19 November 2013.

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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