Senate Statistical Summary 10/2013

No. 10—9 to 12 December

General

9 to 12 December

2013 to date

Number of sitting days

4

37

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 59 mins

9 hrs 58 mins

Longest sitting day

11 hrs 22 mins
(9 December)

13 hrs 45 mins
(25 June)

Shortest sitting day

9 hrs 11 mins
(10 December)

3 hrs 42 mins
(12 November)

Hours of sitting

39 hrs 55 mins

368 hrs 48 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

 

14 hrs 11 mins
11 hrs 38 mins
2 hrs 22 mins
4 hrs 16 mins
3 hrs 06 mins
 1 hr 08 mins
1 hr 31 mins
4 hrs 05 mins

 

143 hrs 53 mins
108 hrs 11 mins
19 hrs 41 mins
35 hrs 42 mins
20 hrs 43 mins
8 hrs 54 mins
12 hrs 55 mins
38 hrs 30 mins

Questions placed on notice

6^

416*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

120

4 sitting days

978

35 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.0

27.9

Notices of motion given
57
490

Petitions presented

5

24

Signatories to petitions

10 965

50 949

Divisions

16

213

^ Questions placed on notice from 6 to 12 December 2013 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 30 November 2012 to 12 December 2013 inclusive

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Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
6

 

5
35

Received from the House of Representatives

  • government bills
  • private members' bills

 

6
0

 

176
0

Passed in the Senate

12

149

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

1

8

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

27

Bills referred to committees

8

100

Private senator's bills restored to the Notice Paper                                    4                                  8

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