New Delhi, Feb 19: The Lok Sabha Rules Committee has amended its rules to prevent the collapse of the Question hour.
According to the rules committee, all listed questions must be taken even if the member who tabled it was absent.
The committee said, "If on a question being called it is not asked or the member in whose name it stands is absent, the Speaker may direct that the answer to it be given."
It also took a series of decisions to ensure that the proceedings of the House were not stalled for some reasons.
According to reports, the committee agreed to amend Rule 39(3) and 33.
The committee also noted that the members should not display badges in the House other than the national flag.