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Definition of Prime Minister's Questions from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Prime Minister's Questions

 
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an occasion when questions are put to the British Prime Minister in the House of Commons for half an hour each week, on Wednesday afternoons. The questions are from both government and Opposition members of parliament and are not known by the Prime Minister in advance. The answers often lead to noisy disagreement between members of parliament in different parties. The occasion is broadcast on television.