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Scottish Business

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Lord President of the Council how many minutes each year, from 1965 to 1980, have been spent on the Floor of the House on Scottish business.

The information requested is as follows:

SessionTotal timeAverage per sitting day
1965–667 hours 23 minutes7 minutes
1966–6746 hours 12 minutes11 minutes
1967–6838 hours 32 minutes13 minutes
1968–6945 hours 9 minutes17 minutes
1969–7022 hours 9 minutes11 minutes
1970–7142 hours 16 minutes12 minutes
1971–7237 hours 53 minutes13 minutes
1972–7357 hours 19 minutes21 minutes
1973–748 hours 9 minutes8 minutes
19749 hours 8 minutes6 minutes
1974–7567 hours 14 minutes20 minutes
1975–7667 hours 40 minutes21 minutes
1976–77154 hours 37 minutes*1 hour 2 minutes
1977–78180 hours 16 minutes†1 hour 4 minutes
1978–7918 hours 30 minutes13 minutes
1979–8079 hours 50 minutes20 minutes
1980–8182 hours 34 minutes30 minutes
* of which 134 hours 9 minutes is accounted for by the Scotland and Wales Bill.
† of which 161 hours 28 minutes is accounted for by the Scotland Bill.

Note: The figures for 1965–66 to 1972–73 do not include time spent on Scottish Questions; such figures for this period are unobtainable. The figures do not include the daily Adjournment debate, statements, PNQs, applications for debates under S.O. 9 or Scottish business as part of the Consolidated Fund or holiday Adjournment motion debates, because it is frequently impossible to put such business firmly into a Scottish category.