On Thursday 24 October, MPs took part in a general debate on aviation strategy. The debate was chosen by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Mrs Louise Ellman, Chair of Transport Select Committee.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
Mrs Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, opened the debate.
Watch the debate on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.
The Committee tagged the following two documents as relevant to this debate:
How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations by Mrs Louise Ellman, Chair of Transport Select Committee at the Backbench Business Committee’s public meeting on 03 September 2013.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays at 3pm to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns.
An MP must make a representation before the Committee for an e-petition or petition to be debated; e-petitions exceeding the Government's 100,000 signature threshold are not automatically allocated backbench time.
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.
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