On Thursday 28 November, MPs took part in a general debate in Westminster Hall on police procedures in dealing with mental health issues. This debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee following representations led by Mrs Madeline Moon.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The debate was opened by Mrs Madeline Moon.
How this subject was selected
The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following representations by Mrs Madeleine Moon, Paul Burstow and James Morris for this debate at its public meeting on 22 October.
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.