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Parliamentary Session

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1377-78W, on the parliamentary session, for how many hours the House (a) sat, (b) considered primary legislation and (c) considered delegated legislation in each (i) calendar year and (ii) session between 1984 and 1990. (229339)

The information requested is as follows. The figures refer to time spent on the Floor of the House. Information about time spent in Committee could be provided only at disproportionate cost:

Number of hours the House satNumber of hours considering primary legislation on the Floor of the HouseNumber of hours considering delegated legislation on the Floor of the House

Session

Hours

Minutes

Hours

Minutes

Hours

Minutes

1983-84

1,914

33

615

7

195

35

1984-85

1,566

17

502

52

156

30

1985-86

1,534

30

495

14

106

1

1986-87

930

26

298

1

60

18

1987-88

1,978

40

685

10

156

35

1988-89

1,581

41

523

6

88

1

1989-90

1,468

28

434

58

104

29

1990-91

1,373

53

395

54

76

5

Number of hours the House satNumber of hours considering primary legislation on the Floor of the HouseNumber of hours considering delegated legislation on the Floor of the House

Hours

Minutes

Hours

Minutes

Hours

Minutes

1984

1,574

24

514

57

142

23

1985

1,541

27

483

45

144

51

1986

1,504

3

501

35

107

46

1987

1,283

39

377

40

105

42

1988

1,576

13

592

12

102

20

1989

1,587

51

504

41

97

30

1990

1,531

2

467

24

94

40