Senate Statistical Summary 3/2013

No. 3—12 to 14 March

General

12 to 14 March

2013 to date

Number of sitting days

3

10

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 23 mins

9 hrs 50 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 10 mins
(14 March)

11 hrs 28 mins
(25 February)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs
(12 March)

8 hrs
(12 March)

Hours of sitting

28 hrs 08 mins

98 hrs 21 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

  • government business
  • general business
         including time spent on private senators' bills
  • questions without notice
  • urgency/MPI
  • business of the Senate
  • other
  • adjournment debate

 

8 hrs 27 mins
11 hrs 39 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
3 hrs 07 mins
2 hrs 06 min
0 hrs 01 min
0 hrs 14 mins
2 hrs 34 mins

 

30 hrs 09 mins
37 hrs 40 mins
8 hrs 49 mins
9 hrs 45 mins
7 hrs 18 mins
0 hrs 51 mins
1 hrs 41 mins
10 hrs 57 mins

Questions placed on notice

35^

251*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

78

3 sitting days

252

10 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

26.0

25.2

Notices of motion given
30
128

Petitions presented

3

6

Signatories to petitions

11 956

24 046

Divisions

10

35

^ Questions placed on notice from 1 to 14 March 2013 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 30 November 2012 to 14 March 2013 inclusive

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Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

2
3

 

3
9

Received from the House of Representatives

  • government bills
  • private members' bills

 

5
0

 

21
0

Passed in the Senate

7

21

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

2

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

2

3

Bills referred to committees

17

21

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2013, to date

2013, to date

12 to 14 March 2013

12 to 14 March 2013

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