Assembly Members (AMs) may ask Oral Assembly Questions to Cabinet Secretaries about any matter falling within their areas of responsibility.
Cabinet Secretaries answers questions once every four weeks that the Assembly meets in Plenary. Oral questions are answered during a designated Question Time in Plenary.
The Presiding Officer conducts a ballot to determine the names of Members who may table questions. Each Member may enter their name into a ballot.
The Member selected must then table their oral question at least five days before the question is due to be answered. A computer randomly selects the order in which the questions are to be asked in Plenary.
Following the Cabinet Reshuffle on 13 December 2018, questions on most items in this portfolio are now answered by the Minster for Education
Reason considered: Government Business;
Type: For information
First published: 10/06/2016
Considered on: Meeting Date by Plenary