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Appendix 16 - Sittings of the House

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YearNumber of sitting weeksNumber of sittings•Total hours of sitting*Average length of sitting h minNumber of sittings after midnight
1901†311138667 407
1902311077967 263
1903†22785777 243
1904361229027 233
190524908319 14 12
1906†19705908 256
190725978088 2016
190826916807 299
190926987938 057
1910†22837489 016
191116615599 095
1912271059669 128
1913†20745627 367
1914†21615048 153
191525725317 237
191612322608 071
1917†19524608 517
1918288687210 089
1919†17513587 012
1920351148427 236
192127937207 447
1922†16534328 093
192313524799 128
192425836327 376
1925†133638910 494
192624846467 415
192717595238 514
1928†18625008 045
1929†16544748 478
193028987817 5811
1931†29947447 5510
193223736528 5614
193320676309 2416
1934†12352978 299
193516554608 2112
193622715397 3515
1937†9292578 525
193822666029 0713
193915514468 4511
1940†15434029 215
194120503967 5511
194217454048 5911
1943†16484148 3714
194417575179 049
194526907498 198
1946†19655668 4215
194726927958 398
194827906847 369
1949†22806277 505
195028838039 4012
1951†17565119 0811
195223746679 0116
195317615338 455
1954†17484609 363
1955†18525119 504
195627797719 468
1957216364410 1312
1958†174849110 149
1959247171110 0118
1960257477010 2422
1961†195557510 2721
1962226668810 2516
1963†18535309 5910
1964226565610 0610
1965237676510 0411
1966†17555319 399
1967216264610 2520
1968236770310 2920
1969†175153210 2618
1970207373610 0523
1971227474210 0229
1972†216068011 2016
1973258191311 16
1974†216267810 561
1975†236974310 46
197625797819 53
1977†22686769 576
197822757479 583
19792268 6719 523
1980†175152510 189
1981216262710 076
1982195355410 288
1983†174953310 523
1984†135255110 3510
1985186668110 2013
19862079 78110 221
1987†197474610 051
1988216570110 4710
1989185965811 0912
1990†123843311 235
1991216777411 3310
1992196068911 2912
1993†144652411 248
199418686329 18161
199518706379 06108
1996†166164710 37390
1997207680010 312171
1998†155456010 2297
199919737109 43137
200019737149 472128
2001†15565269 231110
200218696679 402183
200320746829 131191
2004†165959410 05152
200518676159 111179
200618686309 16229
2007†14504529 03148
200818696579 322291
2009186881912 031268
2010†155560911 04255
2011186474011 342378

• A sitting on occasion may extend over more than one day, or even several days, during which period there may be lengthy suspensions.

* Does not include sittings in the Federation Chamber. Includes time expended in meal breaks and other suspensions.

† Years in which elections for the House of Representatives were held.

‡ First sitting of Main Committee 8 June 1994. Main Committee renamed Federation Chamber February 2012. Includes time expended in suspensions.