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Chapter 11 Questions Seeking Information: 72 Questions Without Notice



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72 Questions without notice

(1) At the time provided questions may be put to ministers relating to public affairs.

(2) A question may be put to the President in relation to matters for which the President has responsibility.

(3) (a) The asking of each q uestion shall not exceed one minute and the answering of each question shall not exceed 4 minutes.

(b) The asking of each supplementary question shall not exceed one minute and the answering of each supplementary question shall not exceed one minute.

(4)  (a) After question time motions may be moved without notice to take note of answers given that day to questions.

(b) A senator may speak for not more than 5 minutes on such a motion.

(c) The time for debate on all motions relating to answers to questi ons without notice on any day shall not exceed 30 minutes.

(amended 13 February 1997, 10 March 2009)