MPs debate police response to domestic violence

MPs debate police response to domestic violence
10 April 2014

On Thursday 10 April 2014, MPs took part in a debate on police response to domestic violence, in Westminster Hall.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

This debate was opened by Mary Macleod at 1.30pm.

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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