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  • n  (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
  • n  the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

  • A walkout of coal miners at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, last month, was the subject of an interpellation in the House of Commons at Ottawa.
  • A walkout of coal miners at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, last month, was the subject of an interpellation in the House of Commons at Ottawa.
  • Said an interpellation: "Did he extend sympathy on his own responsibility? If not, who ordered him to do so and has the German Government taken the precaution that such incidents .
Quotes

  • Jinggoy Estrada in Philippine Star
    I don't wish to dignify his privilege speech through interpellation. As far as I am concerned, they are all lies. And I will deliver a privilege speech tomorrow [Tuesday],said Estrada.
  • Miriam Defensor-Santiago in Philippine Star
    Under present practice, delay results when an absentee senator does not show up during the date that he reserved for interpellation. Delay also results when a bill's sponsor is absent, and there is no one to answer the questions,Santiago said.
  • Ignacio Bunye in Philippine Star
    We can see that based on the privilege speech of Sen. Enrile and based on the interpellation, there is a strong objection to the position of the JFC,Bunye said.

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