On Monday 23 February, MPs debated an e-petition relating to ending non-stun slaughter to promote animal welfare. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee. The Member in charge for this debate is Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering.
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The debate began at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall on Monday 23 February.
This debate relates to the e-petition to end non-stun slaughter to promote animal welfare.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays 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.