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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 10 June 2021
​Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​Sitting days3
​3
16
​Sitting hours27.8
​21.75
1175.75
​Days on which the House sat past midnight0
​0
5

Notices of motions

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​Total notices of motions given48
​56
370
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument0
​0
7

Notices for Business of the House

1
​0
5
​Notices for Government Business2
​2
5

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

0
​1
1
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance1
​0
3
​Notices for Private Members' Business
44
​53
326
​Total notices of motions withdrawn0
​0
1

Legislation

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
​2021
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly
2
​4
18
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​2
​0
16
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council4
​5
22
​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 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
​2021
​Bills considered in committee of the whole
4
​3
17
​​Amendments circulated13
​5
189
Amendments moved​13
​4
184
​Amendments agreed to6
​1
51
​Bills amended in committee of the whole4
​1
12

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​Number of petitions presented1
​0
6
​Number of signatures to petitions presented
711
​0
7,911

Orders for papers under SO 52

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​​Orders for papers agreed to11
​19
86
​Returns to orders tabled
56
​24
226

Questions

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*
761
​17
2,328**
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)
​79
​41
369

Other business

​Week ending 10 June 2021Week ending 24 June 2021
2021
​Business resolved as formal business
14
​6
92
​Private Members' Business items resolved33
​32
224
​Motions for Disallowance resolved1
​0
2
Number of tabled documents148
​75
894
​Divisions in the House5
​6
53
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole2
​1
29
 
 + 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