On Thursday 13 February, MPs took part in a debate on a motion relating to the Normington Report on reform of the Police Federation. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from David Ruffley on behalf of David Davis.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
This debate was the first item of main business and opened by David Davis.
Text of the Motion
"That this House notes the Independent Review of the Police Federation conducted by Sir David Normington and calls upon the Government to take action to implement the report’s recommendations and to reform the Police Federation."
How the subject was selected
On behalf of David Davis, David Ruffley made a representation for this debate at the public meeting of the Backbench Business Committee meeting on 28 January.
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.