Presentation of High Speed Rail report and debate on the cost of motor insurance

09 November 2011

The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate for Tuesday 8 November 2011 on the cost of motor insurance following representation to the committee by Mrs Louise Ellman MP, on behalf of the Transport Select Committee. At the start of the session Mrs Ellman also presented the publication of the Transport Select Committee Report on High Speed Rail.

Watch the debate on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.

How this subject was selected

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business committee following a representation by Mrs Louise Ellman MP, on behalf of the Transport Select Committee at a public meeting of the committee on 18 October 2011.

Watch the meeting where this debate was decided upon on Parliament TV and read an uncorrected transcript of the session.  

Transport Committee

Read the report from the Transport Committee on High Speed Rail.

Find out more about the Transport Committee's work on the cost of motor insurance.

Backbench Business Committee

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.


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