COMMONS

Next Committee meeting on 16th April 2013

25 March 2013

The next Backbench Business Committee meeting will take place following the Easter Recess on Tuesday 16th April.The Committee will not meet on Tuesday 26th March.

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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