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No. 13/2005  3 to 10 November 2005

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General

3 to 10 November

2005 to date

Number of sitting days

5

47

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 38 mins

9 hrs 21 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 18 mins
(9 November 2005)

15 hrs 54 mins
(23 June 2005)

Shortest sitting day

4 hrs 31 mins
(3 November 2005)

3 hrs 10 mins
(4 October 2005)

Hours of sitting

43 hrs 09 mins

439 hrs 47 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

20 hrs 20 mins
10 hrs 36 mins
4 hrs 15 mins
1 hr 01 min
4 hrs 46 mins
0 hrs 06 mins
2 hrs 05 mins

 

169 hrs 33 mins
115 hrs 29 mins
48 hrs 14 mins
18 hrs 59 mins
31 hrs 30 mins
24 hrs 46 mins
31 hrs 16 mins

Questions placed on notice

50^

1183*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

75

4 sitting days

935

45 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

18.8

20.8

Petitions presented

10

69

Signatories to petitions

5138

42 223

Divisions

18

141

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 14 October to 10 November 2005 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 10 December 2004 to 10 November 2005 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

 

21
7

Received from the House of Representatives

11

146

Passed in the Senate

11

147

Bills negatived

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

25

Bills referred to committees

6

58

Restored to Notice Paper

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
1

 

1
2

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2005 to date

 

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 3 to 10 November 2005

 

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


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