Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01


APPENDIX C

Business of the House: Statistics


A  SITTINGS

By calendar year
2000
1999
1998
1997*

1Number of sittings days
(excluding days when the
House sat for judicial business
only and swearing in days)
169
157
163
125
2Number of weeks during which
the House sat
40
37
39
31
3Number of hours for which
the House sat
1261:37
1190:28
1211:21
816:39
4Average daily attendance
346
434
428
394
5Average length of sitting
7:28
7:35
7:26
6:32
6Number of divisions
189
101
161
78
(i)  Government victories
146
62
120
63
(ii)  Government defeats
36
30
35
14
(iii)  Other divisions
7
9
6
1

*
General election year.
A government victory is defined as one where at least one of the tellers is a government whip. Divisions without a quorum and unwhipped divisions are counted as ìOther divisionsî.
  
  
  

B  THE TIME OF THE HOUSE (in hours) was divided approximately as follows:

By calendar year
2000
1999
1998
1997*

1Prayers
14:12
13:13
14:06
10:48
1.1%
1.1%
1.2%
1.3%
2Introduction of new peers
3:54
5:15
5:00
15:22
0.3%
0.4%
0.4%
1.9%
3Starred questions
74:44
71:16
71:51
55:49
5.9%
6.0%
5.9%
6.8%
4General debates
155:53
195:01
167:58
170:43
12.4%
16.4%
13.9%
20.9%
5Debates on European
24:11
37:25
18:08
18:57
Union Committee reports
1.9%
3.1%
1.5%
2.3%
6Debates on Science & Technology
1:53
3:07
7:29
5:40
Committee reports
0.1%
0.3%
0.6%
0.7%
7Statements
43:16
45:35
53:13
32:25
3.4%
3.8%
4.4%
4.0%
8Measures
0:04
0:28
0:18
0:15
<0.1%
<0.1%
<0.1%
<0.1%
9Public Bills (including hybrid bills)
799:47
671:44
715:04
372:36
63.4%
56.4%
59%
45.6%
10Private bills
1:44
0:25
1:11
4:59
0.1%
<0.1%
0.1%
0.6%
11Statutory instruments
35:12
39:23
36:96
33:40
2.8%
3.3%
3.1%
4.1%
12Unstarred questions
87:33
91:34
99:31
75:43
6.9%
7.7%
8.2%
9.3%
13Other (including formal business
19:14
16:02
19:56
19:42
and adjournments)
1.5%
1.3%
1.6%
2.4%

*
General election year.




 
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