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Reform of the House of Commons: The establishment of a Backbench Business Committee

Published Thursday, June 17, 2010

This note briefly sets out the way in which the business of the House of Commons is currently decided. It summarises the proposals on the scheduling of business from the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons and the decisions made by the House on 4 March 2010. It considers the March 2010 report of Reform Committee and their proposed changes to Standing Orders, along with the Government's own proposals.

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This note briefly sets out the way in which the business of the House of Commons is currently decided. It summarises the proposals on the scheduling of business from the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons and the decisions made by the House on 4 March 2010. It considers the March 2010 report of Reform Committee and their proposed changes to Standing Orders, along with the Government's own proposals.

Commons Briefing papers SN05269

Author: Lucinda Maer

Topics: House of Commons, Legislative process, Parliament, Parliamentary procedure

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