There are two types of questions that Members can ask of Ministers of the Government — oral questions (without notice, during Question Time) and written questions (on notice).
Questions on Notice are lodged by Members and published in the Notice Paper (the House’s official agenda). The responses to these questions are provided in writing. Written questions are used by Members to obtain detailed information from Ministers about government activities and administration. They are an important means by which we can keep a check on what the Government is doing.