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No. 13/2001 24 to 27 September 2001

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General

24 to 27 September

Spring sittings

Number of sitting days

4

20

Average length of a sitting day

10 hrs 59 mins

8 hrs 55 mins

Longest sitting day

14 hrs 00 mins
(26 September 2001)

15 hrs 25 mins
(29 August 2001)

Shortest sitting day

9 hrs 28 mins
(25 September 2001)

4 hrs 30 mins
(17 September 2001)

Hours of sitting

43 hrs 56 mins

178 hrs 27 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

  • government business
  • general business
  • questions without notice
  • urgency/MPI
  • business of the Senate
  • other
  • adjournment debate

 

28 hrs 01 min
6 hrs 27 mins
4 hrs 12 mins
1 hr 13 mins
30 mins
1 hr 33 mins
2 hrs 00 mins

 

88 hrs 50 mins
43 hrs 10 mins
20 hrs 28 mins
7 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs 57 mins
4 hrs 27 mins
10 hrs 05 mins

Questions placed on notice

9^

246**

Questions without notice*

  • Question time held on:

82

4 sitting days

398

19 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

20.5

20.9

Petitions presented

10

35

Signatories to petitions

934

12 153

Divisions

11

29

* Includes supplementary questions
^ Questions placed on notice from 21 to 27 September inclusive
** Questions placed on notice since the end of the winter sittings 2001


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
2

 

5
3

Received from the House of Representatives

20

73

Passed in the Senate

33#

76

Bills negatived

0

6

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

26

45

Bills referred to committees

1

12

# Includes one bill passed by the Senate, subject to a request

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2001, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2001, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 24 to 27 September 2001

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 24 to 27 September 2001

Note: These figures do not include time spent on adjournment debates


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