You can’t ask a question that seeks information that is readily available. This includes:
- information provided in previous answers to questions
- information included in easily accessible published sources (for example, departmental statistics)
- information which can be found through a basic web search
- questions to which the answer is self-evident
Questions are also inadmissible if they seek information which a minister has either refused to supply, or stated to be unavailable, in an answer to a parliamentary question during the current session.