Questions

The purpose of Assembly Questions is to ask for information or to press for action. When the Assembly is in session, Members may table up to five questions for written answer each day, one of which may be for priority answer within two to five days. Members who wish to ask an oral question of a Minister submit their names for inclusion in a computer ballot each Tuesday and, if selected, they table their question by Thursday.

  • Latest Questions for Written Answer

    Questions for written answer which have been tabled this week are published on a daily basis. You can find older questions for written answer through the AIMS Portal.
  • Answers to Written Questions

    The answers to written questions are published daily, as and when they are received by the Assembly and you can find them in the AIMS Portal.
  • Weekly Answers Booklet 2013 / 2014

    The questions which have been answered each week will be contained in a written answers booklet which will be published on the website each Monday morning. The Answers Booklet contains all the questions for which written answers have been received during that week.
  • Weekly Answers Booklet 2012 / 2013

    The questions which have been answered each week will be contained in a written answers booklet which will be published on the website each Monday morning. The Answers Booklet contains all the questions for which written answers have been received during that week.
  • Weekly Answers Booklet 2011 / 2012

    All Assembly Questions that were answered during 2011 are to be found in this section.
  • Oral Questions Rota

    Questions for oral answer are taken in the Assembly Chamber between 2.00pm and 3.30pm on those Mondays and Tuesdays on which the Assembly is sitting. Oral questions to the Assembly Commission are taken every twelve weeks from 3.00pm on a Tuesday. You can view the rota for questions to Ministers and the Commission in this section.
  • Oral Questions

    Questions selected for Oral answer will be published on the website each Friday morning. Answers to oral questions are contained in the Official Report (Hansard) for each sitting as appropriate.
  • Questions for Urgent Oral Answer

    Questions for Urgent Oral Answer are questions which do not appear on the Order Paper but which, in the opinion of the Speaker, are of an urgent nature and relate to matters of public importance. Questions for Urgent Oral Answer will normally be asked immediately after Question Time. Answers to Questions for Urgent Oral Answer are contained in the Official Report (Hansard) for each sitting as appropriate.
  • Consolidated List of Questions

    Any unanswered questions at the end of each week will be contained in a Consolidated List of Questions which will be published on this page each Monday morning.
  • Topical Questions

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