Appendix 22

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Appendix 22 Proportion of House time spent considering certain categories of business 1995–2010


 

38th
Parliament
39th
Parliament
40th
Parliament
41st
Parliament
42nd
Parliament
43rd
Parliament

 

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    Average

Legislation                                
Government sponsored 48.0 53.8 49.8 54.2 54.9 52.0 51.5 50.7 56.8 58.0 50.4 58.6 53.9 61.3 48.8
53.5
Sponsored by Private Members 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.3 7.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.3
0.9
Total 48.9 54.1 50.4 54.5 55.3 52.9 51.7 51.0 56.9 59.3 57.5 58.8 53.9 61.4 50.1
54.4
Motions                              
Government initiated 2.4 2.2 1.3 3.7 1.7 5.0 4.4 7.9 2.0 1.2 1.5 0.8 2.4 0.7 3.3
2.7
Initiated by Private Members 5.0 4.7 6.5 6.4 5.1 3.5 4.7 5.1 3.0 4.2 5.6 3.7 2.1 1.1 3.4
4.3
Total 7.5 6.9 7.8 10.1 6.9 8.4 9.1 13.0 4.9 5.3 7.1 4.5 4.5 1.9 6.6
7.0
Statements                              
Ministerial statements 1.7 1.6 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 3.6 2.9 2.9
1.1
Statements by Private Members 0.8 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.7
0.6
Total 2.4 2.6 1.4 1.8 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.4 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.6 3.7 2.9 3.6
1.8
Matters of public importance 5.5 6.5 5.5 5.8 6.5 6.2 6.1 5.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 8.8 6.6 6.3 7.8
6.7
Adjournment debates 4.6 5.2 5.6 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.2 4.3 4.0 5.8
5.0
Grievance debates 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.4
2.4
Address-in-reply 3.3 3.4 2.5 3.0 3.7 4.0
3.3
Motions to suspend standing orders                              
Government initiated 1.8 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4
0.4
Initiated by Private Members 1.7 1.7 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 0.7 2.2 1.8 0.6 2.0 1.4 1.3
1.4
Total 3.5 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.9 2.1 0.9 2.4 2.2 1.1 2.5 1.7 1.7
1.8
Business of the House 21.3 19.2 21.6 18.1 20.9 21.8 20.0 18.9 18.5 16.2 17.1 18.6 20.8 21.9 20.3
19.7

Note: For items included in the category Business of the House see Appendix 23. Table does not include proceedings in the Main Committee. Discrepancies in totals are due to rounding.
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