What are parliamentary questions?

What are parliamentary questions?

What are Parliamentary Questions? Parliamentary Questions (PQs) are asked by Deputies (members of Dáil Éireann) and provide Ministers with regular opportunities to report publicly on matters for which they are responsible. Ministers answer oral PQs approximately every five weeks while the Dáil is in session.

How do you write a parliamentary question?


  1. Tick the box to specify whether it is an ordinary or named day written question.
  2. Fill in your name, constituency and the relevant department.
  3. Tick the box if you have an interest to declare and email [email protected] to say what the interest is.

What are topical questions Parliament?

Topical questions in the House of Commons are questions that may be asked by MPs during the last 15 minutes of most ministerial question sessions. They allow MPs to ask a minister about anything they have responsibility for without having to give them advance notice of the question.

Can ministers ask parliamentary questions?

Under the Ministerial Code, ministers are under a duty to “give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”, and to “be as open as possible with Parliament”. This requirement governs the answers ministers provide to parliamentary questions.

How often do House of Lords have to answer written questions?

House of Lords written questions. Lords enter questions on the Order Paper via the Lords Table Office. Lords may table up to six questions each day and can expect an answer within 14 days.

Why do we have written questions in Parliament?

Written questions allow MPs and Members of the House of Lords to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments. Government Ministers may make oral or written statements to Parliament.

What does the House of Lords do in the UK?

The House of Lords is the second chamber of UK Parliament. It plays a crucial role in examining bills, questioning government action and investigating public policy. Members discuss changes as line by line check continues.

How to contact House of Lords enquiry service?

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with general questions about the Lords: Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107 Email: [email protected] Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107


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