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Do you want to know what a petition resolution is or what is meant by duty of disclosure? Here is a list of explanations of terms that are frequently used in the Norwegian Parliament.

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  • Question Time

    a sitting where Members can put questions to cabinet ministers; usually held every Wednesday. During oral Question Time, ministers are expected to give oral answers to questions that they have not heard in advance. Usually two to three ministers are asked to attend. During ordinary Question Time, answers are given to questions that Members have submitted by the previous Friday at the latest, and which, therefore, ministers have had the opportunity to prepare.
  • quorum (be a quorum)

    for votes on ordinary matters, over half of the Members must be present, while two-thirds must be present for votes on proposed amendments to the Constitution.