On Thursday 29 October MPs took part in a debate on the distributional effect of proposed reforms to tax credits. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Frank Field MP and Mr David Davis MP.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays 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.