On Thursday 28 November 2013, MPs debated the G8 summit on dementia. The debate was chosen by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Tracey Crouch. The application for debate was also sponsored by Hazel Blears and Paul Burstow.
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Tracey Crouch opened the debate. This was the second backbench debate on 28 November, and followed the debate on issues facing small businesses.
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations by Tracey Crouch at the Committee’s meeting on 29 Ocrober. The application for debate was also sponsored by Hazel Blears and Paul Burstow.
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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