On Thursday 10 September, MPs took part in a debate on a motion relating to immigration detention. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Mr Paul Blomfield, Mr David Burrowes and Mr Richard Fuller.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The debate was opened by Mr Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Mondays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.
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.