On Thursday 5 February, MPs will take part in a general debate on improving cancer outcomes. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from John Baron, Grahame M. Morris, Eric Ollerenshaw, Jack Lopresti and Rebecca Harris.
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The debate on improving cancer outcomes is the second item of main business on Thursday following the Backbench Business debate on sustainable GP services. It is estimated to start at around 2pm. The debate will be opened by John Baron, Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets on Tuesdays at 1pm to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject, including those raised in e-petitions or national campaigns.
An MP must make a representation before the Committee for an e-petition or petition to be debated; e-petitions exceeding the Government's 100,000 signature threshold are not automatically allocated backbench time.
The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.