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|A window on the House: practices and procedures relating to Question Time||1.16 MB|
Although it can be far from representative of the way much of business is conducted in the House, as the most visible part of the parliamentary day Question Time is often the period on which the House is judged.
The inquiry heard that public perception of Question Time is by and large not positive and there is significant scope for improvement. The Committee makes a range of recommendations in this report, and while many of these relate to specific changes to standing orders it is hoped that, if adopted, the net effect of the changes would be to improve the conduct of Question Time overall. The Committee considers a reformed Question Time would improve how the House, and indeed the Parliament, is viewed.