Besides asking the Government questions during oral question period, private members of the legislature can submit written questions to Ministers asking for detailed information as a means of holding the Government responsible for its decisions and actions. Written questions usually require a more complicated answer than questions asked during oral question period, so they are submitted in writing through the Office of the Clerk to the Minister responsible for the topic.
Once a question has been answered, the answer is added to the record.
Searching for a written question
You can fill in any combination of fields below to search written questions.
For example, typing "2021" in the year box will give you a list of all the written questions for 2021, by question number. Filling in more than one search option will narrow your results.
Scope of online records
Written questions from 2015 (1st Session, 65th General Assembly) to the present are available in this online tool.
To access written questions and answers prior to 2015, please contact the Legislative Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tool searches written questions (and all answers submitted to date) for the years 2015-present.