Questions for short debate are extra to the Oral Question allowance. The debate is longer than an Oral Question debate but not always in the main chamber. Short debates are an opportunity for members to draw the government’s attention to concerns and hold it to account. They last for about 60 minutes and a minister or spokesperson responds on behalf of the government at the end.
Oct 2022 – Corruption in the UK
Oct 18 – Property Guardians
March 18 – Facial recognition technology
Oct 16 – Detention of pregnant women
June 15 – Paving of front gardens
Feb 14 – Water cannons