Why do MPs stand after a question during Prime Minister’s Questions?

Why do MPs stand after a question during Prime Minister’s Questions?
 

Ever wondered why MPs stand in-between parliamentary debates?
It is one of the most common sights during Prime Minister’s Questions and in Parliament, but why does this actually happen?
Backbench MPs wishing to ask a question must enter their names on something called the Order Paper.
The Order Paper is the document which sets out the order of speeches, questions and votes.
The order in which MPs are permitted to speak is often determined in advance.
MPs can write letters to the speaker formally requesting to be called to speak if they have interest in a particular topic, and if they would... read more

 
7 November 2017 in Hot News, Views: 27
Source: Metro
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