Commons debate on the Strategic Defence Review

17 September 2010

Alison Seabeck, Labour MP for Plymouth, Moor View, introduced a debate in the House of Commons on 16 September on the Strategic Defence and Security Review. The debate topic was chosen by the Backbench Business Committee


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

Backbench business

Business selected by the Backbench Business Committee for debate in the Commons chamber and Westminster Hall is published in the Order Paper under Future Business Part B, along with the text of the motion to be debated.

Future Business Part B: Backbench Business

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.

Backbench Business Committee

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