Debates to be held in the week after the February recess

22 February 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 28 February in the Chamber

  • Debate on a motion relating to the Kesri Lehar petition to abolish the death penalty in India (Member in charge: John McDonnell and Fabian Hamilton)
  • Debate on a motion relating to the 25th anniversary of the Kurdish genocide (Member in charge: Nadhim Zahawi)

Thursday 28 February in Westminster Hall

  • General debate on nuisance phone calls (Member in charge: Alun Cairns)

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