Irrelevant Questions Undermine the Value of PMQs

Irrelevant Questions Undermine the Value of PMQs

By Andrew Defty

The weekly Prime Minister’s Questions is undoubtedly an important mechanism for holding the government to account. The requirement that the Prime Minister must come to the chamber of the House of Commons on a weekly basis to answer questions about government policy and administration provides a valuable, and rare, opportunity for individual MPs to scrutinise government.

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