On Thursday 6 March, MPs took part in a general debate on Welsh affairs. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from Albert Owen, Elfyn Llywd, Roger Williams, Glyn Davies
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This debate was the second item of main business on Thursday 6 March, following the debate on the security situation of women in Afghanistan.
How the subject was selected
Albert Owen, Elfyn Llywd, Roger Williams, Glyn Davies made a representation for this debate at the public meeting of the Backbench Business Committee on 28 January.
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.