Senate Statistical Summary 13/2017

No. 13—13 to 16 November

General
  13 to 16 November 2017 to date
Number of sitting days 4 48
Average length of a sitting day 9 hrs 45 mins 10 hrs 44 mins
Longest sitting day 10 hrs 39 mins
(13 November)
24 hrs 11 mins
(30 and 31 March)
Shortest sitting day 9 hrs 4 mins
(14 November)
6 hrs 43 mins
(9 May)
Hours of sitting 39 hrs 1 mins 515 hrs 8 mins
Business conducted in the Senate
  13 to 16 November 2017 to date
government business 10 hrs 17 mins 210 hrs 26 mins
general business
  • including time spent on private senators' bills
13 hrs 9 mins
4 hrs 30 mins
153 hrs 2 mins
35 hrs 52 mins
questions without notice 4 hrs 12 mins 50 hrs 58 mins
urgency/MPI 2 hrs 59 min 34 hrs 24 mins
business of the Senate 3 hrs 0 mins 13 hrs 31 mins
other 1 hrs 56 mins 11 hrs 47 mins
adjournment debate 3 hrs 28 mins 41 hrs 0 mins
Questions, notices of motion, petitions, divisions
  13 to 16 November 2017 to date
Questions placed on notice 63* 396**
Questions without notice (including supplementaries)
  • Question time held on:
140
4 sitting days
1726
48 sitting days
Average daily number of questions without notice 35.0 36.0
Notices of motion given 57 564
Petitions presented 2 16
Signatories to petitions 1145 98206
Divisions 14 326

*  Questions placed on notice from 20 October to 16 November 2017 inclusive
**  Questions placed on notice from 2 December 2016 to 16 November 2017 inclusive

Legislation
  13 to 16 November 2017 to date
Introduced in the Senate
  • government bills
  • private senators' bills
0
4
13
32
Received from the House of Representatives - government bills 15 154
Received from the House of Representatives - private members' bills 0 0
Private senators' bills restored to the Notice Paper 0 2
Passed in the Senate 4 134
Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper 0 5
Bills exempted from the 'cut-off' 0 57
Bills referred to committees 8 92

Business conducted in the Senate

2017

Pie graph of business conducted in the senate during 2017 - General business 32%, Government business 44%, Questions 11%, Urgency/MPI 7%, Other business 3%, Business of the Senate 3%

13 to 16 November 2017

Pie graph of business conducted in the senate from 13 to 16 November 2017 - General business 37%, Government business 29%, Questions 12%, Urgency/MPI 8%, Other business 5%, Business of the Senate 9%

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

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