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Backbench business committee

The Backbench Business Committee took evidence from MPs about possible future topics of debate during backbench time.

Requests were heard for debates from:

• Frank Field and Nicholas Soames on immigration

• Bob Russell on child poverty

• Robert Halfon on internet technology and personal privacy

• Gordon Banks on cord blinds

• Duncan Hames on the forthcoming Cancun conference on climate change

• Owen Smith and Geoffrey Robinson on support for families of people who have died through being given contaminated blood

• Kate Green on welfare reform

• Chris Williamson and Nic Dakin on compensation for servicemen who took part in nuclear testing

• Fiona MacTaggart on international collaboration against human trafficking

The backbench business committee determines proceedings for up to 35 days of business in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall.

It was one of the key proposals made by the Commons Reform Committee, chaired by former MP Tony Wright, which was set up to restore trust in Parliament following the expenses revelations.


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