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What is Prime Minister’s Questions?

Prime Minister’s Questions, or PMQs, is an opportunity for MPs to put questions to the Prime Minister.

PMQs happens every Wednesday at midday in the House of Commons. It is broadcast live on television.

During this time, the Leader of the Opposition has an opportunity to ask the Prime Minister six questions.

If the Prime Minister is away for PMQs, the Deputy Prime Minister will take his or her place and the Opposition questions will be asked by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

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