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question time

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) (in parliamentary bodies of the British type) a period of time set aside each day for members to question government ministers

ques′tion time`


n.
a time set aside in a session during which members of a parliament may question a minister or ministers regarding state affairs. Also called ques′tion pe`riod.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.question time - a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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He blasted: "Fewer than 90 questions in total were submitted to Minister Reilly in the last two health question times of 2012.
We had always intended to have the four public question times in different areas of Cramlington which seemed only fair.
The last two question times will be held between 7-9pm at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern on Tuesday, October 13 and the Prichard Jones Institute, Newborough on Wednesday, October 14.
Previous question times have been held in Splott and Ely.