The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.
The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:
Thursday 15 September in the Chamber
Motion relating to Food Security in East and Central Africa (for approximately three hours) (Members in charge: Amber Rudd and Heidi Alexander).
A significant number of backbench Members expressed their support for an urgent debate on the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa in the context of global food security.
Followed by a general debate on Human Rights in the Indian Subcontinent (for up to three hours) (Members in charge: Steve Baker and Mr Lee Scott).
The Committee received representations for debates on human rights issues in South Asia, particularly in relation to Kashmir and Sri Lanka.