UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct in the context of questions and discussions Parliament?                                                                          
    1. 'Zero Hour' is the hour for discussion held after Question Hour according to Lok Sabha rules.    
    2. Half-an-hour discussions can be held on important matters raised in starred, unstarred and short notice questions during Question Hour.                                                          
    3. Debates are not allowed on any matter raised through questions during Question Hour.         
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                 

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2                

    C)                 2 and 3           

    D)  All of these                           

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Zero Hour is not recognised in Lok Sabha rules and is used by members to raise issues, which cannot be raised under normal Lok Sabha rules. Thus, Statement 1 is incorrect. Half-an-hour discussions are held at the end of a particular day's sitting to hold discussions on important matters raised through questions during Question Hour. Thus, Statement 2 is correct. Statement 3 is also correct since Question Hour is meant only for raising questions (including supplementaries) and not for debates.

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