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MPs debate on patient rights and access to NHS data

17 February 2014

On Thursday 27 February, MPs will take part in a general debate on patient rights and access to NHS data in Westminster Hall. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from George Freeman

Watch the debate and read the transcript

George Freeman will open the debate in Westminster Hall which will begin at 1.30 pm.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today’s Commons Debates.

How the subject was selected

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representation from George Freeman on 4 February.

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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