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MPs debate the National Pollinator Strategy

MPs debate the National Pollinator Strategy
16 October 2014

On Thursday 16 October MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber on the National Pollinator Strategy. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

The debate was opened by Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth. Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister, Barry Gardiner, responded to the debate for the Opposition. Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson, responded for the Government.

Relevant Documents

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate:

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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