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 12 January in the Chamber (full day):
Motion relating to a statutory code of practice for pub companies (Member in charge: Mr Adrian Bailey).
The Backbench Business Committee heard that Members would wish to consider the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on the introduction of a statutory code of practice for pub companies.
Motion relating to Parliamentary representation (Member in charge: Dame Anne Begg).
January 2012 will be the second anniversary of the publication of the final report of the Speaker’s Conference on Parliamentary Representation, which recommended that progress in implementing its recommendations, and tackling under-representation of minority groups in Parliament, should be debated every two years.