Senate Statistical Summary

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No. 1/2009  3 to 5 February

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General

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

3

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 44 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 53 mins
(4 February)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 51 mins
(3 February)

Hours of sitting

26 hrs 13 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

16 hrs 01 min
4 hrs 05 mins
3 hrs 16 mins
1 hr 02 mins

0 hrs 42 mins
1 hr 07 mins

Questions placed on notice

121*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

89

3 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

29.7

Petitions presented

3

Signatories to petitions

3 665

Divisions

8

* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 5 February 2009 (inclusive)


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

Received from the House of Representatives

10

Passed in the Senate

5

Bills negatived

3

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

6

Bills referred to committees

6

   

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2008, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2008

Business conducted in the Senate 2007

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


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