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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 19 November 2021
​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​Sitting days4
​3
37
​Sitting hours39.1
34.7
2,026+
​Days on which the House sat past midnight0
​2
10

Notices of motions

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​Total notices of motions given67
​65
674
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument0
​0
8

Notices for Business of the House

2
​0
12
​Notices for Government Business1
​1
9

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

0
​0
1
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance0
​0
3
​Notices for Private Members' Business
62
​64
631
​Total notices of motions withdrawn0
​0
7

Legislation

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
​2021
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly
6
​5
45
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council8
​2
36
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council11
​9
58
​Bills negatived or discharged by the Legislative Council
0
​1
2
*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 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
​2021
​Bills considered in committee of the whole
4
​8
41
​​Amendments circulated86
​112
582
Amendments moved​65
​101
495
​Amendments agreed to25
​42
168
​Bills amended in committee of the whole2
​5
29

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​Number of petitions presented0
​0
7
​Number of signatures to petitions presented
0
​0
8,261

Orders for papers under SO 52

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​​Orders for papers agreed to24
​24
172
​Returns to orders tabled
10
​4
390

Questions

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*
36
​27
4,028**
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)
​96
​68
792

Other business

Week ending 19 November 2021​Week ending 26 November 2021
2021
​Business resolved as formal business
23
​39
210
​Private Members' Business items resolved
51
​63
456
​Motions for Disallowance resolved0
​1
3
Number of tabled documents
61
​171
1,632
​Divisions in the House12
​10
107
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole3
​0
48
 
 + Includes the long bells of the 24 March 2021 sitting day which concluded on 4 May 2021 and the 14 September 2021 sitting day which concluded on 12 October 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