Committee allocates debates up to the February Recess

28 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 31 January in the Chamber:

• Debate on a motion relating to the Liaison Committee’s Report on Select Committee effectiveness, resources and powers (HC 697) (Member in charge: Sir Alan Beith) (part-day following Government business)


Thursday 7 February in the Chamber:

• Debate on a motion relating to subsidies for new nuclear (Members in charge: Martin Horwood, Caroline Lucas, and Mike Weatherley)

• General debate on the Closure of A&E departments (Members in charge: Mr Virenda Sharma, Patrick Mercer, and Stephen Lloyd)


Thursday 14 February in Westminster Hall:

• General debate on Eating disorder awareness (Members in charge: Caroline Nokes, Mr David Burrowes and Mrs Mary Glindon)

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