On Monday 23 March 2015, MPs debated an e-petition on proposed increase in fees for nurses and midwives. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee. The Member in charge for this debate was David Anderson, Labour MP for Blaydon.
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The debate began at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall on Monday 23 March 2015.
This debate relates to the e-petition on proposed increase in fees for nurses and midwives.
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.