The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on Tuesday 7 February 2012 on metal theft.
The Backbench Business Committee heard this was a topical issue of public concern.
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How the subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business committee following a representation by Graham Jones, Chris Kelly and Robin Walker on 24 January 2012.
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Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets every week to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.
The committee then has to decide how to allocate the very limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal; demand always outstrips supply. The committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.