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Budget Session: No Zero, Parliamentary Question Hour During the first two days of the Budget Session

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There will be no Question Hour or Zero Hour in both Houses of Parliament on January 31 and February 1. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on January 31 with a speech to both Houses in the Central Hall by President Ram Nath Kovind. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will announce the Union budget for fiscal year 2022–23 on February 1.

Members are advised that due to the President’s address during the first two days of the 8th session of the 17th Lok Sabha, there will be no ‘Zero Hour’ on January 31 and February 1. As per the Parliament Rules and Procedures, Question Hour and Zero Hour are held every day for 60 minutes. Question Hour is conducted in Lok Sabha at the opening of the day’s proceedings, from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by Zero Hour. Zero Hour begins at 11 a.m. in Rajya Sabha, followed by Question Hour at 12 p.m.

The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on January 31 at 11 a.m., with the President addressing both chambers in a joint session, followed by the presentation of the economic review.

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