Committee Allocates Debates for 5 and 11 July

27 June 2012

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 5 July in the Chamber

  • Debate on a motion relating to the Public Administration Select Committee’s recommendation for the Prime Minister's Adviser on Ministers' Interests to be empowered to instigate his own investigations (Member in charge: Mr Bernard Jenkin) (part day)

The Motion relates to the implementation of the recommendation made by the Public Administration Select Committee in paragraph 44 of its Twenty Second Report of Session 2010-12 , ‘The Prime Minister’s Adviser on Ministers’ Interests: independent or not?’

Wednesday 11 July in the Chamber

  • Debate on motions relating to Sittings of the House (Member in charge: Mr Greg Knight)

This debate relates to the recommendations made by the Procedure Committee in its recent report “Sitting hours and the Parliamentary calendar”. The debate will give an opportunity for the House to come to a settled view on its sitting hours.

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