Committee allocates debates for 17 and 24 January

10 January 2013

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 17 January in the Chamber

• General debate on Atos work capability assessments (Member in charge: Mr Michael Meacher)

• General debate on the nuclear deterrent (Member in charge: Dr Julian Lewis

Thursday 24 January in the Chamber

• Debate on a motion relating to reducing the voting age to 16 (Member in charge: Stephen Williams)

• General debate on the subject of Holocaust Memorial Day (Member in charge: Graham Evans)

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