Commons debate on human rights in the Indian sub-continent

16 September 2011

Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe, moved a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 15 September on the subject of human rights in the Indian sub-continent

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

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

Backbench Business Committee

The House of Commons established the Backbench Business Committee on 15 June 2010. The Committee has responsibility for scheduling debates that are devoted to backbench business in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.


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.

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