Non Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera from the Workers’ Party (WP) has explained the reason for why MPs from the party do not ask more questions in Parliament.
In answering the question, Perera acknowledged that this is a question that has been asked by citizens more than once.
Perera attributed the WP’s perceived silence to the short duration of parliamentary sessions and the fact that there are 83 ruling party MPs and only 9 WP MPs and NCMPs.
He also cited the fact that questions that are permitted to be asked each day parliament convenes is capped at a quota of three oral questions and two written questions per day.
The NCMP said that these factors limit the number of questions the WP is able to ask in the House.
He also revealed five questions that he had filed to ask in parliament that remain unanswered from August, July and even as far back as April 2017:
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