Parliamentary questions are questions addressed by Members of the European Parliament to other European Union Institutions and bodies. They are a direct form of parliamentary scrutiny of other EU institutions and bodies.
There are three categories of parliamentary question:
- Questions for oral answer dealt with during plenary sittings, and included in the day's debates. They may be followed by a resolution ( Rule 128)
- Questions for Question Time asked during the period set aside for questions during plenary sittings ( Rule 129)
- Written questions with a request for a written answer ( Rule 130)