Senate Statistical Summary 5/2014

No. 5—13 to 15 May

General 13 to 15 May 2014 to date 

Number of sitting days

3

18 

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 50 mins

9 hrs 58 mins 

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 06 mins
(14 May)

 11 hrs 38 mins
(17 and 24 March)

Shortest sitting day

9 hrs 34 mins
(13 May)

8 hrs 23 mins
(18 March) 

Hours of sitting

29 hrs 31 mins

 179 hrs 32 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

 

7 hrs 19 mins
11 hrs 06 mins
2 hrs 20 mins

03 hrs 18 mins
02 hrs 02 mins
00 hrs 00 mins
00 hrs 58 mins
04 hrs 48 mins

 

 51 hrs 04 mins
65 hrs 00 mins
11 hrs 32 mins

19 hrs 05 mins
13 hrs 14 mins
04 hrs 47 mins
03 hrs 33 mins
22 hrs 49 mins

Questions placed on notice

283 *

591** 

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

90

3 sitting days

 543

 18 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.0

30.2 

Notices of motion given

 54

216 

Petitions presented

2

 6

Signatories to petitions

8 361

38 247 

Divisions

8

43 

* Questions placed on notice from 28 March to 15 May 2014 inclusive

** Questions placed on notice from 13 December 2013 to 15 May 2014 inclusive

 

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Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
2

 

1
17

Received from the House of Representatives

4

 41

Passed in the Senate

7

 34

Bills negatived

1

13

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

19

Bills referred to committees

22

 43

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2014, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2014

2014

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 13 to 15 May 2014

Notes:

  1. these figures do not include time spent on adjournment debates; and
  2. there was no Business of the Senate considered during this period.
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