The shuffle is the term used for the ballot to decide which oral questions will be asked during Question Time in the House of Commons. At Question Time there is only enough time for 15 to 20 questions to be asked, but many more questions are usually tabled. Questions can be submitted up to a deadline, after which a random computer shuffle takes place. The shuffle also determines the order in which questions will be called.

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