General statistics 2003

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Summer/Autumn

Budget/Winter

Spring

Total

Number of sitting days Graph

14

11
39
64

Hours of sitting Graph

131 hrs 19 mins

109 hrs 44 mins
343 hrs 53 mins
584 hrs 56 mins

Average length of a sitting day Graph

9 hrs 23 mins

9 hrs 59 mins
8 hrs 49 mins
9 hrs 08 mins

Longest sitting day

12 hrs 52 mins
(19 March 2003)

17 hrs 30 mins
(26 June 2003)

21 hrs 36 mins
(4 December 2003)
N/A

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 17 mins
(4 February 2003)

5 hrs 05 mins
(13 May 2003)
0 hrs 40 mins
(23 October 2003)
N/A

Questions placed on notice

315
(1/1 - 27/3)

229
(28/3 - 30/6)
895
(1/7 - 31/12)
1439
Questions without notice*More info

285

245

 

1333
Question time held on:

12 sitting days

11 sitting days
35 sitting days
58 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice* More info

23.8

22.3
22.9
23

Petitions presented More info

19

13
97
129

Signatories to petitions

19 294

8 813
171 479
199 586
Delegated legislation Notices of motion for disallowance: More info        
Given
5
5
27
37

Agreed to

0
0
4
4

Negatived

0
1
5
6

Withdrawn

1
3
20
24

Still before the Senate

4
5
3
N/A

Statements by the President and the Chair of Committees More info

3
1
7
11

Ministerial statements More info

5
2
5
12

Matters of public importance More info

1
1
6
8

Urgency motions More info

0
0
5
5

Principal motions agreed to More info

46
24
104
174

Condolence motions More info

0
1
5
6

Censure motions More info

1
0
1
2

Orders for the production of documents More info

6
9
19
34

Government responses to committee reports tabled More info

9
12
18
39

Divisions More info

30
34
98
162

* Includes supplementary questions.


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