MPs debate food security and famine prevention

16 September 2011

Amber Rudd, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, moved a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 15 September on food security and famine prevention in Africa.

Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

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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