Question Hour

The first hour of every sitting of Senate, known as the “Question Hour”, is available for asking and answering of questions. In very exceptional cases, the “Question Hour‟ is dispensed with to take up some other urgent business only if the House unanimously agrees.

There shall be no question hour on a day designated as private members’ day.

It has a special significance in the proceedings of Parliament. Asking of questions is an inherent and unfettered parliamentary right of members. It is during the Question Hour that the members can ask questions on every aspect of administration and Governmental activity. Government policies in national as well as international spheres come into sharp focus as the members try to elicit pertinent information during the Question Hour.