Debate on Anti-Slavery Day

15 October 2010

Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough, introduced a debate in the House of Commons on 14 October on Anti-Slavery Day. On the 18 October 2010 the UK will celebrate anti-slavery day for the first time

The Anti-Slavery Bill received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010 and specified that an anti-slavery day be held every year to raise awareness of modern day slavery and human trafficking.


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.

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