On Thursday 20 November, MPs took part in a general debate on money creation and society. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The debate was opened by Steve Baker at 11.18am. Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition. The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.
Read the debate in Hansard.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays at 1pm 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.