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Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of the total time used for debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons

Total sitting time of the HouseTotal time devoted to debates*
1977–781,485 hours 3 minutes1,265 hours 20 minutes
1978–79738 hours 34 minutes612 hours 26 minutes
1979–80 (up to 7 February)968 hours 50 minutes823 hours 14 minutes
* This excludes Prayers, Questions, Private Notice Questions, Statements and Points of Order.