Hansard publishes Question Period separately from the Daily Debates in order for members and their staff, as well as reporters and the general public, to read the exchanges in a timely fashion. The Question Period transcript is distributed a few hours after debate has finished. Because it is not yet incorporated into the Daily Debates it is called a preliminary proceeding; this allows members a chance to provide clarification on names or topics that have been discussed. These clarifications are incorporated in the final document, which becomes part of the Daily Debates.
The sitting of the Session of the th General Assembly
began sitting on November 30, 1999 and concluded on November 30, 1999.