Applications for Backbench Business Committee debates on the Estimates

Backbench Members of Parliament are now able to apply to the Backbench Business Committee for debates in the Chamber on the public spending of Government Departments relating to the Estimates.

The Supplementary Estimates are expected to be published in February 2019 and debated before March 2019. Members wishing to apply for a debate on a Department's estimates should apply to the Backbench Business Committee using the application form above. Applications should be submitted to by 2.30pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

The Backbench Business Committee will hear representations from Members who have submitted applications on Tuesday 19 February.

The House's Scrutiny Unit finance team can answer any questions you may have on Estimates, Estimates day debates on government spending generally.

For further information on the Estimates Members please see the Estimates webpage here or contact the Scrutiny Unit on 0207 219 ext 1354, ext 8366 or ext 0637. For further information on the application process Members should contact the Backbench Business Committee on 0207 219 ext 1881 or ext 3751.