General statistics 2004

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Autumn

Budget/Winter

Spring

Spring (2)

Total

Number of sitting days Graph

19

11
8
11
49

Hours of sitting Graph

176 hrs 15 mins

124 hrs 22 mins
86 hrs 37 mins
93 hrs 21 mins
480 hrs 35 mins

Average length of a sitting day Graph

9 hrs 17 mins

11 hrs 18 mins
10 hrs 50 mins
8 hrs 29 mins
9 hrs 48 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 28 mins
(31 March 2004)

30 hrs 21 mins
(24 and 25 June 2004)

21 hrs 58 mins
(12 and 13 August 2004)
10 hrs 16 mins
(7 December 2004)
N/A

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 39 mins
(23 March 2004)

6 hrs 38 mins
(11 May 2004)
7 hrs 44 mins
(3 August 2004)
1 hr 57 mins
(16 November 2004)
N/A

Questions placed on notice

316
(1/1 - 1/4)

245
(2/4 - 30/6)
130
(1/7 - 30/8)

309
(16/11 - 31/12)

1000
Questions without notice*More info

422

218
167
223
1030
Question time held on:

19 sitting days

10 sitting days
8 sitting days
10 sitting days
47 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice* More info

22.2

21.8
20.9
22.3
21.9

Petitions presented More info

40

58
45
37
180

Signatories to petitions

25 891

52 298
17 217
11 825
107 231
Delegated legislation- Notices of motion for disallowance: More info

Given

4
1
6
8
19

Agreed to

1
0
0
1
2

Negatived

2
1
0
1
4

Withdrawn

2
2
0
0
4

Still before the Senate

2
0
6
6
N/A

Statements by the President and the Chair of Committees More info

4
4
2
1
11

Ministerial statements More info

2
2
0
1
5

Matters of public importance More info

4
0
1
0
5

Urgency motions More info

4
1
1
1
7

Principal motions agreed to More info

39
23
16
27
105

Condolence motions More info

0
0
1
1
2

Censure motions More info

1
1
0
0
2

Orders for the production of documents More info

6
8
5
2
21

Government responses to committee reports tabled More info

5
11
4
8
28

Divisions More info

39
43
32
19
133

* Includes supplementary questions.


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