2009 Parliament Stats

December 17th, 2009 at 3:25 pm by David Farrar

These are from :

Oral Questions

There were 86 question times.

This compares with:

  • 57 in 2008
  • 87 in 2007
  • 81 in 2006

I’m pleased to see this. With 30 sitting weeks, this means only four times was there no question time. The Govt has gone out of its way to retain question time, even when the House is in urgency.

3rd Readings

  • 70 Government Bills passed their 3rd reading and into law
  • 3 Private Bills passed their 3rd reading and into law
  • 1 Local Bill passed its 3rd reading and into law

All of the private members bills passed were old ones carried over, not new ones.

No Right Turn has noted that the Government has passed a sessional order that will allow it to sit on Thursday mornings, thus minimising the need for urgency. This is a good thing, as I have always said there should be a difference between merely having extended sitting hours for the House, and urgency which allows you to pass a bill through multiple stages without the normal delays.

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4 Responses to “2009 Parliament Stats”

  1. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    70 Government Bills passed their 3rd reading and into law

    *choke*

    SEVENTY?

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  2. tvb (4,512 comments) says:

    There is nothing wrong with Urgency and it is time they dropped that terminology. The House could NOT do its business unless it sat from time to time under extended sitting hours as a routine business. It should be called “extended sitting hours” and reserve the term Urgency for the rare occasion where the House sits around the clock with few breaks.

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  3. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,753 comments) says:

    No surprise really if the Government passes one bill giving Tax Cuts and then a second cancelling them. Talk about your tax dollars working hard.

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