Appendix 16

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Appendix 16 Sittings of the House


Year
Number for year
Total hours for year*
Average hours per sitting*
h min
Number after midnight
Average time of rising
(all pm)
Sittings of Main Committee (hours) ‡ •

1901†
113
866
7 40
7
9.27
1902
107
796
7 26
3
9.07
1903†
78
577
7 24
3
9.12
1904
122
902
7 23
3
8.55
1905
90
831
9 14
12
10.36
1906†
70
590
8 25
6
9.55
1907
97
808
8 20
16
9.53
1908
91
680
7 29
9
9.13
1909
98
793
8 05
7
9.21
1910†
83
748
9 01
6
9.15
1911
61
559
9 09
5
10.24
1912
105
966
9 12
8
9.58
1913†
74
562
7 36
7
9.01
1914†
61
504
8 15
3
9.22
1915
72
531
7 23
7
8.43
1916
32
260
8 07
1
9.10
1917†
52
460
8 51
7
10.16
1918
86
872
10 08
9
11.23
1919†
51
358
7 01
2
8.28
1920
114
842
7 23
6
9.02
1921
93
720
7 44
7
9.13
1922†
53
432
8 09
3
9.24
1923
52
479
9 12
8
10.38
1924
83
632
7 37
6
9.16
1925†
36
389
10 49
4
12.27
1926
84
646
7 41
5
9.06
1927
59
523
8 51
4
9.48
1928†
62
500
8 04
5
9.14
1929†
54
474
8 47
8
9.59
1930
98
781
7 58
11
9.33
1931†
94
744
7 55
10
9.40
1932
73
652
8 56
14
10.27
1933
67
630
9 24
16
11.05
1934†
35
297
8 29
9
9.48
1935
55
460
8 21
12
9.44
1936
71
539
7 35
15
8.52
1937†
29
257
8 52
5
10.18
1938
66
602
9 07
13
10.23
1939
51
446
8 45
11
10.12
1940†
43
402
9 21
5
11.21
1941
50
396
7 55
11
9.51
1942
45
404
8 59
11
10.36
1943†
48
414
8 37
14
10.14
1944
57
517
9 04
9
10.12
1945
90
749
8 19
8
9.04
1946†
65
566
8 42
15
9.30
1947
92
795
8 39
8
9.07
1948
90
684
7 36
9
8.26
1949†
80
627
7 50
5
8.29
1950
83
803
9 40
12
10.43
1951†
56
511
9 08
11
9.53
1952
74
667
9 01
16
10.02
1953
61
533
8 45
5
9.29
1954†
48
460
9 36
3
10.46
1955†
52
511
9 50
4
10.58
1956
79
771
9 46
8
10.57
1957
63
644
10 13
12
11.22
1958†
48
491
10 14
9
11.32
1959
71
711
10 01
18
11.19
1960
74
770
10 24
22
11.34
1961†
55
575
10 27
21
11.39
1962
66
688
10 25
16
11.33
1963†
53
530
9 59
10
11.14
1964
65
656
10 06
10
11.10
1965
76
765
10 04
11
10.47
1966†
55
531
9 39
9
10.34
1967
62
646
10 25
20
11.31
1968
67
703
10 29
20
11.39
1969†
51
532
10 26
18
11.03
1970
73
736
10 05
23
10.37
1971
74
742
10 02
29
11.06
1972†
60
680
11 20
16
11.34
1973
81
913
11 16
10.47
1974†
62
678
10 56
1
10.36
1975†
69
743
10 46
10.11
1976
79
781
9 53
10.42
1977†
68
676
9 57
6
10.48
1978
75
747
9 58
3
10.28
1979
68
671
9 52
3
10.51
1980†
51
525
10 18
9
11.15
1981
62
627
10 07
6
10.52
1982
53
554
10 28
8
10.58
1983†
49
533
10 52
3
10.45
1984†
52
551
10 35
10
10.04
1985
66
681
10 20
13
9.55
1986
79
781
10 22
1
9.21
1987†
74
746
10 05
1
9.43
1988
65
701
10 47
10
10.38
1989
59
658
11 09
12
10.41
1990†
38
433
11 23
5
10.40
1991
67
774
11 33
10
11.02
1992
60
689
11 29
12
10.56
1993†
46
524
11 24
8
11.11
1994
68
632
9 18
1
8.23
61
1995
70
637
9 06
8.01
108
1996†
61
647
10 37
3
9.59
90
1997
76
800
10 31
2
9.53
171
1998†
54
560
10 22
9.36
97
1999
73
710
9 43
9.08
137
2000
73
714
9 47
2
9.08
128
2001†
56
526
9 23
1
8.46
110
2002
69
667
9 40
2
8.53
183
2003
74
682
9 13
1
8.20
191
2004†
59
594
10 05
9.08
152
2005
67
615
9 11
1
8.14
179
2006
68
630
9 16
8.11
229
2007†
50
452
9 03
7.52
148
2008
69
657
9 32
2
8.13
291
2009
68
819
12 03
1
10.28
268
2010†
55
609
11 04
9.41
255

* Includes time expended in suspensions and meal breaks. Does not include sittings of the Main Committee.
† Years in which elections for the House of Representatives were held.
‡ First sitting of Main Committee 8 June 1994.
• Includes time expended in suspensions.

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