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Parliamentary Sitting Days – 2001

The South Australian Parliament is to sit for 59 days during the rest of 2002, according to a report in today’s edition of the Adelaide Advertiser. The Parliament will also sit for 19 days during January-April 2003.

The schedule of sitting days is the result of an agreement between the minority Labor government and the independent member for Hammond, Peter Lewis. Additionally, in return for his support on the floor of the Parliament, Lewis was made Speaker of the House of Assembly. [Read more…]


Federal Parliamentary Sitting Days – 1994

This table shows the number of days the Federal Parliament sat in 1994.

It also also shows the number of sitting hours and the average length of sitting days.

Source: Parliamentary Patter, No. 24, March 1995, page 8, published by the Parliamentary Education Office.

Federal Parliamentary Statistics 1994
House of Representatives
Number of Sitting Days 68
Hours of Sitting 604
Average Length of Sitting Day 9 hours 20 minutes
Senate
Number of Sitting Days 80
Hours of Sitting 628
Average Length of Sitting Day 7 hours 50 minutes
Number of Bills Passed in Both Houses 167