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Prime Minister's Questions

Published Monday, February 9, 2015

This note outlines the procedures for the tabling of questions for and answering of questions at Prime Minister's Question Time. It also reviews the history of the Prime Minister facing questions in the Chamber of the House of Commons, the changes to Prime Minister's Questions, and the current situation. The

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Parliamentary questions can be used by Members of Parliament to seek information, to press for action and to hold the Government to account. Questions for oral answer are directed to Ministers in the Chamber of the House of Commons.

This note outlines the procedures for the tabling of questions for and answering of questions at Prime Minister’s Question Time. It also looks at the history of the Prime Minister facing questions in the Chamber of the House of Commons, the changes to Prime Minister’s Questions, and current arrangements.

Commons Briefing papers SN05183

Author: Richard Kelly

Topics: House of Commons, Parliament, Parliamentary procedure

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