Questions to the First Minister

Members of the Senedd may ask Oral Questions to the First Minister about any matter falling within their areas of responsibility.


The First Minister usually answers questions in Plenary at 13:30 on a Tuesday.


The Table Office conducts a ballot to determine the names of Members who may table questions. Any Member, except party leaders, may enter their name into a ballot.


The Members selected must 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.


Opposition party leaders will be called to ask questions without notice to the First Minister during the item, usually after question 2.


For more information about the types of business, the latest transcripts and tabled business visit the Record.

Reason considered: Government Business;

Type: For information

First published: 21/05/2021