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No. 3/2007 20 to 23 March 2007

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General

20 to 23 March

2007 to date

Number of sitting days

4

11

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 39 mins

9 hrs 26 mins

Longest sitting day

12 hrs 28 mins
(22 March 2007)

12 hrs 28 mins
(22 March 2007)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 25 mins
(23 March 2007)

6 hrs 25 mins
(23 March 2007)

Hours of sitting

38 hrs 36 mins

103 hrs 45 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

22 hrs 53 mins
6 hrs 48 mins
3 hrs 07 mins
2 hrs 08 mins
0 hrs 08 mins
0 hrs 33 mins
2 hrs 59 mins

 

40 hrs 33 mins
29 hrs 25 mins
10 hrs 26 mins
6 hrs 40 mins
6 hrs 23 mins
1 hr 53 mins
8 hrs 25 mins

Questions placed on notice

26^

140*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

61

3 sitting days

197

10 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

20.3

19.7

Petitions presented

12

31

Signatories to petitions

13 338

19 580

Divisions

11

46

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 2 March to 23 March 2007 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 8 December 2006 to 23 March 2007 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
1

 

0
7

Received from the House of Representatives

7

54

Passed in the Senate

19

48

Bills discharged from Notice Paper

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

14

24

Bills referred to committees

1

7

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 20 to 23 March 2007

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 20 to 23 March 2007

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


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