Future Business Part B: Backbench business

Consists of items of business selected for debate under Standing Order No. 14 by the Backbench Business Committee on the days indicated. (For details of items to be taken in the Chamber in the next two weeks see part A above.)

For Business for the period ending on Monday 12 March 2012 see Part A of this paper. For Remaining Orders and Notices see Part C of this paper. For Business to be taken in Westminster Hall see Part D of this paper. For Other future business see Part E of this paper. For Business to be taken in European Committees see Part F of this paper. For Notices of Public Petitions see Part G of this paper. For Notices of written ministerial statements see Part H of this paper.


Wednesday 7 March in the Chamber (part day)

diamondMotion relating to human rights abuses and the death of Sergei Magnitsky (Members in charge: Mr Dominic Raab and David Miliband) (part day).

The Backbench Business Committee heard this was an issue of topical interest in the light of the forthcoming elections in Russia and that there was considerable cross-party support for a debate.

Thursday 8 March in the Chamber (full day)

diamondTopical debate on International Women’s Day (Members in charge: Fiona Mactaggart, Dame Joan Ruddock, Amber Rudd, and Julie Hilling) (for up to 90 minutes).

The Backbench Business Committee heard there was cross-party support for a debate to be held to discuss issues relating to International Women’s Day (8 March).

diamondMotion relating to the future of social care (Sarah Newton).

The Committee heard this was an issue of cross-party interest which had been the subject of a well-attended Westminster Hall debate.


Thursday 15 March in Westminster Hall

diamondDebate on effectiveness of UK Trade and Investment (Members in charge: Laura Sandys and Barry Gardiner).

The Committee heard that Members from across the House wished to debate this subject, which affects small businesses in every constituency in the UK.

Tuesday 27 March in the Chamber (full day)

diamondMotion relating to assisted dying (Member in charge: Richard Ottaway).

The Committee heard this was a subject of great public interest which many Members wished to debate.

(Backbench days allocated to date: 55 (of which 15.5 in Westminster Hall); days taken: 35; days remaining to be allocated in the Chamber: 0).


Prepared 2nd March 2012