General debate on the cost and effectiveness of short sentences
7 March 2019
On Thursday 7th March in Westminster Hall, MPs will hold a general debate on the cost and effectiveness of sentences under 12 months and consequences for the prison population. Ellie Reeves will begin the proceedings.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
Ellie Reeves MP will introduce the debate.
A full transcript of the debate which be available three hours after the debate on Commons Hansard.
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.
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.