Definitions for "Parliamentary Inquiry"
A motion made to inquire about procedures being followed, or to be followed, during consideration of a measure. Members speaking may be interrupted to make a parliamentary inquiry.
A question from the floor to the Presiding Officer by a Senator requesting a clarification of the procedural situation on the floor. Responses to parliamentary inquiries are not rulings of the Presiding Officer, but may lead the Senator posing the inquiry or another to raise a point of order.
Question posed by a member to the presiding officer for clarification of the procedure or business before the house.
Keywords:  democratic, process
a democratic process
A request for an explanation of a legislative rule or procedure (see also Point of Order).
an examination conducted to obtain information on a specific subject