Chapter 19 - Relations with the executive government

Questions to ministers

At the time specified in the routine of business, questions without notice may be put to ministers relating to public affairs, and to other senators relating to any matter connected with the business on the Notice Paper of which such senators have charge (SO 72(1)). Provision is also made for questions on notice, that is, questions put and answered in writing (SO 74). Although questions may be put to senators other than ministers, they are mainly used to obtain information from the ministry, and are therefore dealt with in this chapter.

(See Supplement) (See Supplement)

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