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Statistics of the Legislative Council

Statistics of the Legislative Council

This page contains recent and selected historical data relating to the business of the Legislative Council.


Recent

Figures relating to the business of the Legislative Council for the last two sitting weeks and the calendar year to date.

 

Sittings of the House

​Week ending 6 May 2021
Week ending 13 May 2021​
2021
​Sitting days2
3
13
​Sitting hours23.58
​36.65
1126.75+
​Days on which the House sat past midnight1
​1
5

Notices of motions

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
2021
​Total notices of motions given11
32
256
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument0
2
7

Notices for Business of the House

0
0
4
​Notices for Government Business0
1
1

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

0
0
0
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance0
0
2
​Notices for Private Members' Business
11
28
239
​Total notices of motions withdrawn0
1
1

Legislation

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
​2021
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly1
2
12
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​5
2
14
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council1
3
13
​Bills negatived or discharged by the Legislative Council
0
0
0
*Refers to bills passed by the LC only. Figure may incl. bills passed by the LC but not yet passed by both Houses.

Amendments to legislation

Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
​2021
​Bills considered in committee of the whole0
3
10
​​Amendments circulated0
82
171
Amendments moved​0
78
167
​Amendments agreed to0
28
44
​Bills amended in committee of the whole0
3
7

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
2021
​Number of petitions presented1
3
5
​Number of signatures to petitions presented223
6,227
7,200

Orders for papers under SO 52

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
2021
​​Orders for papers agreed to10
19
56
​Returns to orders tabled
0
7
146

Questions

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
2021
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*
4
​35
1,523**
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)
​43
71
277

Other business

​Week ending 6 May 2021​Week ending 13 May 2021
2021
​Business resolved as formal business
10
​12
72
​Private Members' Business items resolved30
36
159
​Motions for Disallowance resolved1
​0
1
Number of tabled documents15
​42
671
​Divisions in the House8
​12
42
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole0
​17
26
 
 + Includes the long bell of the 24 March 2021 sitting day which concluded on 4 May 2021.
 * As of 8 May 2019, Questions on Notice can be lodged on any business day by 4 pm, not just on sitting days.
 ** Includes questions lodged during non-sitting weeks