New Delhi The Question Hour has been postponed during the Monsoon Session of Parliament due to the Monsoon Session of Parliament Corona. After which the leaders of opposition parties have questioned this decision. However, the Question Hour in Parliament has been a boon for the opposition. Let us know through the figures how much time was lost and how much work was done during the Question Hour during various Parliament sessions. Here is a look:
There are occasions when there is less work: There have been many occasions in Parliament when very little work was done during the Question Hour. During the Question Hour in the Winter session of 2018 in the Lok Sabha, only 27 per cent of the work was done. At the same time, 11 per cent of work was done in the budget session of 2018. At the same time, 2 per cent work was done in the winter session of 2013 and only 6 per cent in the 2012 monsoon session.
According to PRS Legislative Research
Several times Zero per cent work in Rajya Sabha: During the Parliament sessions, many times such situation has also come up, when Zero per cent work was done in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour. During the budget session of the Parliament in February 2019, zero per cent functioning took place in the Question Hour. At the same time, no work was done in the 2016 winter session during Question Hour. During the 2015 monsoon session and the budget session of 2018, the Rajya Sabha managed 1 and 3 per cent respectively.
Let me you that during Zero Hour, MPs can raise an important matter in the House without ten days’ advance notice whereas the Question Hour is the first hour of sitting session in which Members of Parliament ask questions to Ministers.