|Consider the following statements.|
|1. The first hour of every parliamentary sitting is slotted for question hour.|
|2. The zero hour starts immediately after the question hour and lasts until the agenda for the day is taken up.|
|3. The questions included in the question hour are starred, unstarred, short notice and long notice questions.|
|4. Zero hour is an Indian innovation in the field of parliamentary proceedings.|
|Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 1, 2 and 4
B) 1, 3 and 4
C) 2 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Unlike the question hour, the zero hour is not mentiond in the rules of procedure. Thus, it is an informal device available to the members of the Parliament to raise in india without any prior notice. It has been in existence in since, 1962. The question hour is used as a device in the parliamentary proceedings which includes starred, unstarred and short notice questions.
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