A160 – Question Times Amendment (Third Reading)

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    A160 – Question Times Amendment (Third Reading)
    Proposed by: Quamquam123 MP (Lab)
    Seconded by: Andy98 MP (Grn), DMcGovern MP (Soc), hazzer1998 MP (UKIP), TheDefiniteArticle MP (Lab), Unown Uzer MP (UKIP)

    Question Times Amendment

    This House shall adjust the Guidance Document as follows:

    In the Guidance Document, amend clause 1 in the Prime Minister’s Questions section from:

    1)The Prime Minister may choose the day of the week they answer Prime Minister's Questions. They should endeavour to be online as much as possible in the 24 hours after the update on that day.

    to:

    1) Prime Minister’s Questions will take place once a month and having consulted the Leader of the Opposition, the Prime Minister may choose the day of the week that PMQs takes place on. The Prime Minister should endeavour to be online as much as possible in the 24 hours after the update on that day. The Prime Minister is entitled to call additional PMQs if he/she desires.



    In the Guidance Document, rename Section 13 from:

    Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

    to:

    Statements of Intent, Departmental Reviews and Minister’s Questions



    In the Guidance Document, create clause 9 in the Statements of Intent, Departmental Reviews and Minister’s Questions section:

    9) Key Cabinet members, which includes the Chancellor, the Home Secretary, the Foreign Secretary, the Health Secretary, the Education Secretary and the Defence Secretary, are obliged to hold at least one of their own question times during the term. They may hold more than one question time if they wish. Other Cabinet members may hold their own question times too. At the beginning of each term, the Prime Minister will publish a provisional timetable of when question times will be held.


    Notes:
    This amendment aims to make PMQs slightly more frequent and make sure there is at least one question time each term for the major Cabinet positions.

    The Question Times amendment will help to boost government activity and connect the Prime Minister and his Cabinet better with the other MHoC members. This amendment has been planned so that question times don’t happen too frequently that people find them tedious but not too sporadic that the Prime Minister and his Cabinet members become detached from the House.


    Changes for the Third Reading:
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    - The Prime Minister can now choose which day of week to hold PMQs

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    Aye, don't feel particularly strongly though.
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    I'm leaning towards aye but could be convinced either way.
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    Still not convinced

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    Great news! Saracen's Fez please organise my last round of PMQ tomorrow just before the Labour party members usually go to bed.

    (There will also be a party with lots of cake and champagne but I'm afraid this will only be accessible to the friends of the Conservative party so none of the proposers of this bill need to reschedule their usual nine o'clock w.a.n.k. )
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Still not convinced

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    Why not?
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Great news! Saracen's Fez please organise my last round of PMQ tomorrow just before the Labour party members usually go to bed.

    (There will also be a party with lots of cake and champagne but I'm afraid this will only be accessible to the friends of the Conservative party so none of the proposers of this bill need to reschedule their usual nine o'clock w.a.n.k. )
    :yy:

    I will presume I am not on the guest list for said party...
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    :yy:

    I will presume I am not on the guest list for said party...
    Are you a friend of the Conservative party, Mr. Speaker?
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Great news! Saracen's Fez please organise my last round of PMQ tomorrow just before the Labour party members usually go to bed.

    (There will also be a party with lots of cake and champagne but I'm afraid this will only be accessible to the friends of the Conservative party so none of the proposers of this bill need to reschedule their usual nine o'clock w.a.n.k. )
    Are you drunk LP?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Are you drunk LP?
    No, I keep my mind clear, though sometimes I'm rather childish and of course always striving to be the Archbishop of Banterbury.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Why not?
    All you've changed is freedom to choose the day of the week

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    All you've changed is freedom to choose the day of the week

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    It is quite a big change and it was the biggest issue that was raised in the second reading. The Prime Minister can now choose when they want to hold PMQs, meaning that it won't get in the way of any commitments that they might have.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    No, I keep my mind clear, though sometimes I'm rather childish and of course always striving to be the Archbishop of Banterbury.
    Naturally
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Are you a friend of the Conservative party, Mr. Speaker?
    You had better answer that one...
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    aye i guess. not very strong arguing point and seems a bit unnecessary, but an aye nonetheless as any criticism and questioning of a government can’t be that bad.
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    Aye
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    Don't really mind either way here, so yes as I don't care which day it is.
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    These reforms seem fair enough, Aye.
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    **sorry, catching up as my proxy didn't vote for me**

    Aye
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    This amendment is in cessation.
 
 
 
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