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There are two types of questions, "Questions Without Notice of which some notice has been given" and "Questions on Notice".

Questions Without Notice of which some notice has been given are asked in the Legislative Council to the Minister or the Parliamentary Secretary or Minister representing the Minister in the Legislative Assembly and are if appropriate are answered on the same day as asking. Questions without notice should be short and easy to ascertain by the Minister. Questions Without Notice are at a premium and should be negotiated with my office.

Questions on Notice are asked in the Legislative Council to the Minister or the Parliamentary Secretary or Minister representing the Minister in the Legislative Assembly and are required to answered at the conclusion of 11 Parliamentary sitting days. These questions are usually of a complex research nature.

RULES GOVERNING QUESTIONS
Questions shall be concise and not contain:

  • (i) statement of facts and names of persons if they are predominantly descriptive and their omission does not affect the sense or render the question unintelligible;
  • (ii) (1) arguments;
  •      (2) inferences;
  •      (3) imputations;
  •      (4)  unnecessary epithets;
  •      (5)  ironical expressions;
  •      (6)  hypothetical matter;
  • (iii) discreditable references to either House or its Members, or any offensive or unparliamentary expression.
  •      (b) Questions shall not:
  •           (i)  seek an expression of opinion or a legal opinion;
  •           (ii) refer to a case pending adjudication in a court of law;
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