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Parliamentary Questions in United Kingdom

Parliamentary Questions (PQs) Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

A Parliamentary Question (PQ) is a question put formally to a government minister about a matter they are responsible for by an Member of Parliament or a member of the Lords. PQs may be asked orally – during ministerial question time in either Chamber – or in writing. They are used to seek information or to press for action from the Government.

Parliamentary Questions in North Ireland

Parliamentary questions are tools that can be used by Members of Parliament to seek information or to press for action. They oblige Ministers to explain and defend the work, policy decisions and actions of their Departments.

MPs can ask the Government questions to be answered in person by a Minister (Oral Questions) or in writing (Written Questions).

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  • Oral Questions

Parliamentary Questions in North Ireland

Parliamentary questions are tools that can be used by Members of Parliament to seek information or to press for action. They oblige Ministers to explain and defend the work, policy decisions and actions of their Departments.

MPs can ask the Government questions to be answered in person by a Minister (Oral Questions) or in writing (Written Questions).

Resources

See Also