General statistics 2008

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Autumn/Autumn (2)

Budget/Winter

Spring/Spring (2)

Total

Number of sitting days Graph

10
11
31
52

Hours of sitting Graph

84 hrs 02 mins
106 hrs 10 mins
291 hrs 25 mins
481 hrs 37 mins

Average length of a sitting day Graph

8 hrs 24 mins
9 hrs 39 mins
9 hrs 24 mins
9 hrs 16 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 25 mins
(19 March)
11 hrs 18 mins
(19 June)
15 hrs 41 mins
(4 December)
N/A

Shortest sitting day

2 hrs 58 mins
(12 February)
6 hrs 40 mins
(13 May)
4 hrs 57 mins
(26 August)
N/A

Questions placed on notice

383
(12/2 - 20/3)
129
(21/3 - 30/6)
698
(1/7 - 31/12)
1210
Questions without notice*More info
185
217
648
1050+
Question time held on:
9 sitting days
11 sitting days
31 sitting days
51 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice* More info

20.6
19.7
20.9
20.6

Petitions presented More info

14
18
21
53

Signatories to petitions

1 819
63 774
50 178
115 771
Delegated legislation- Notices of motion for disallowance:
 

Given

2
14
16
32

Agreed to

0
3
0
3

Negatived

0
0
1
1

Withdrawn

0
5
23
28

Still before the Senate

2
8
0
N/A

Statements by the President, Deputy President and the Chair of Committees

3
4
11
18

Ministerial statements

9
28
33
70

Matters of public importance

0
0
9
9

Urgency motions

1
0
1
2

Principal motions agreed to More info

20
30
69
119

Condolence motions More info

5
4
6
15

Censure motions

0
0
0
0

Orders for the production of documents

0
5
4
9

Government responses to committee reports tabled

0
3
14
17

Divisions More info

19
30
102
151

* Includes supplementary questions.

+ On 24 November the format of question time was changed to allow 2 supplementaries per question.

 


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