MPs debate payday loan companies

20 January 2014

On Monday 20 January, MPs took part in a debate in the House of Commons Chamber on payday loan companies. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Mr Adrian Bailey.

Watch the debate and read the transcript

Mr Adrian Bailey opened this debate.

Relevant documents

The Seventh Report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, on Payday loans, HC789 has been tagged to this debate.

How the subject was selected

This debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Mr Michael Meacher and Sir Peter Bottomley at the public meeting on Tuesday 14 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.

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