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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.

 

Historical trends

Information is available on the following categories:

Party composition of the Legislative Council since 1978

Legislative Council election results since 1978

Legislative Council sitting days per calendar year since 1995

Government bills passed by the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1999

Government bills considered in committee-of-the-whole per calendar year since 1999

Private Members' bills introduced in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1999

Orders for papers made in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1995

Questions on notice lodged and Questions without notice asked in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 2003

Motions to disallow statutory rules and regulations in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1995

 


  
 

Sittings of the House

Week ending 17 SeptemberWeek ending 24 September​2020
​Sitting days​3​324
​Sitting hours

26.83

29.62235.27
​Days on which the House sat past midnight

​1

​16
 

Notices of motions

Week ending 17 SeptemberWeek ending 24 September2020
​Total notices of motions given​65​36430
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument​0​15

Notices for Business of the House

​2​110
​Notices for Government Business​0​19

​Notices for Matters of Privilege

​0​0​0
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance​1​12
​Notices for Private Members' Business​62​34404
​Total notices of motions withdrawn​21​6

 

Legislation

Week ending 17 September Week ending 24 September​2020
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly​2​628
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​3​421
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council​2​530
​Bills negatived or discharged by the Legislative Council​00​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 17 SeptemberWeek ending 24 September​2020
​Bills considered in committee of the whole​1319
​​Amendments circulated​25315‭‬
Amendments moved​2​5303
​Amendments agreed to​0​2184
​Bills amended in committee of the whole​0​216

  

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

Week ending 17 September​​Week ending 24 September2020
​Number of petitions presented​0​17
​Number of signatures to petitions presented​08977,559
 

Orders for papers under SO 52

Week ending 17 SeptemberWeek ending 24 September2020
​​Orders for papers agreed to​10​672
​Returns to orders tabled​10​5110
 
     

Questions

Week ending 17 September Week ending 24 September2020
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)*​52871,009**
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)​4751310
 * 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 17 SeptemberWeek ending 24 September2020
​Business resolved as formal business​19​774
​Private Members' Business items resolved*​34​15150
​Motions for Disallowance resolved​0​12
Number of tabled documents​78​65887
​Divisions in the House​9​1159
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole​1​1​19
 * Does not include private members' business resolved as formal business