Senate Statistical Summary 4/2013

No. 4—18 to 21 March

General

18 to 21 March

2013 to date

Number of sitting days

4

14

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 42 mins

9 hrs 48 mins

Longest sitting day

12 hrs 14 mins
(20 March)

12 hrs 14 mins
(20 March)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 17 mins
(21 March)

6 hrs 17 mins
(21 March)

Hours of sitting

38 hrs 48 mins

137 hrs 09 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

 

20 hrs 03 mins
8 hrs 28 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
3 hrs 52 mins
2 hrs 03 mins
0 hrs 05 mins
0 hrs 23 mins
3 hrs 54 mins

 

50 hrs 12 mins
46 hrs 08 mins
11 hrs 09 mins
13 hrs 37 mins
9 hrs 21 mins
0 hrs 56 mins
2 hrs 04 mins
14 hrs 51 mins

Questions placed on notice

2^

253*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

102

4 sitting days

354

14 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

25.5

25.3

Notices of motion given
41
169

Petitions presented

0

6

Signatories to petitions

0

24 046

Divisions

21

56

^ Questions placed on notice from 15 to 21 March 2013 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 30 November 2012 to 21 March 2013 inclusive

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Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
2

 

3
11

Received from the House of Representatives

  • government bills
  • private members' bills

 

11
0

 

32
0

Passed in the Senate

11

32

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

2

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

10

13

Bills referred to committees

20

41

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2013, to date

2013, to date

18 to 21 March 2013

18 to 21 March 2013

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