MPs debate apprenticeships and small businesses

10 June 2011

Richard Graham, Conservative MP for Gloucester, moved a Backbench Business debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 9 June on the subject of apprenticeships and small businesses.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on training and small businesses in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

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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