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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 18 March 2021
23 March 2021
(House adjourned on 24 March until the ringing of a long bell)​
2021
​Sitting days3
​2
8
​Sitting hours29.84
​6.24
67.91
​Days on which the House sat past midnight1
​0
2

Notices of motions

Week ending 18 March 202123 March 2021
2021
​Total notices of motions given43
​30
175
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument2
​0
2

Notices for Business of the House

​4
​0
4
​Notices for Government Business​0
​0
0

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

39
​0
141
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance0
​0
1
​Notices for Private Members' Business
23
​0
93
​Total notices of motions withdrawn​0
​0
0

Legislation

Week ending 18 March 202123 March 2021
​2021
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly​1
​1
4
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​6
​0
7
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council6
​1
9
​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 18 March 202123 March 2021
​2021
​Bills considered in committee of the whole3
​1
6
​​Amendments circulated28
​4
84
Amendments moved​28
​4
89
​Amendments agreed to14
​2
16
​Bills amended in committee of the whole​3
​1
4

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

Week ending 18 March 202123 March 2021
2021
​Number of petitions presented0
​0
0
​Number of signatures to petitions presented0
​0
0

Orders for papers under SO 52

Week ending 18 March 202123 March 2021
2021
​​Orders for papers agreed to​6
​0
25
​Returns to orders tabled
16
​10
100

Questions

Week ending 18 March 202123 March 2021
2021
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*96
​30
1,484
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)​48
​17
114
 * 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 18 March 202123 March 2021
2021
​Business resolved as formal business7
​1
8
​Private Members' Business items resolved21
​1
87
​Motions for Disallowance resolved​0
​0
0
Number of tabled documents70
​23
405
​Divisions in the House​12
​0
19
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole6
​0
9