Mode of asking Questions

Starred Questions and Short Notice Questions are called in the House by merely reading their number. Any number, when called by the Speaker, may put a Supplementary Question after the reply to the Starred/Short Notice Question has been given provided that such Supplementary Question is relevant and arises out of the answer given to the main Question and also if it is otherwise admissible. It has been repeatedly held that the object of Supplementary Questions is that of obtaining additional information and not of cross examination.