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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 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 2020​2020
​Sitting days3​538
​Sitting hours36.33105.77445.30
​Days on which the House sat past midnight2414

Notices of motions

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 20202020
​Total notices of motions given​4663614
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument00​4

Notices for Business of the House

​2​416
​Notices for Government Business​13​15

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

02​5
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance026
​Notices for Private Members' Business​4351​559
​Total notices of motions withdrawn​106

Legislation

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 2020​2020
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly​3544
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​51​31
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council​47​52
​Bills negatived or discharged by the Legislative Council​205​
*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 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 2020​2020
​Bills considered in committee of the whole​3636
​​Amendments circulated​39320762‭‬
Amendments moved​36319742
​Amendments agreed to31​14306
​Bills amended in committee of the whole​3430

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 20202020
​Number of petitions presented0​011
​Number of signatures to petitions presented0015,324

Orders for papers under SO 52

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 20202020
​​Orders for papers agreed to​1221​116
​Returns to orders tabled136​214

Questions

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 20202020
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*63581,775**
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)​76100815
 * 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

Other business

Week ending 12 November 2020Period of 17 to 24 November 20202020
​Business resolved as formal business​1930​138
​Private Members' Business items resolved​3144​304
​Motions for Disallowance resolved​0​03
Number of tabled documents​9473​1,152
​Divisions in the House​1329​117
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole0121143