Sessional Returns 2006-07 Contents


Information and statistics relating to Questions; Notices of Motions for an Early Day; the exercise of disciplinary powers by the Chair and by order of the House; and Public Petitions.

A  Questions
Number of Questions which appeared on the Order Paper:   
  For written answer on a named day 10,590
  For ordinary written answer 47,235
Total for written answer 57,825
  For oral answer 3,736
  number reached for answer in the House 1,775
Total number of Questions 61,561
Number of Urgent Questions 9
Number of days upon which replies to Questions for oral answer were given in the House 129
Number of days upon which replies to Questions for oral answer were given in Westminster Hall 0
Number of Questions reached for oral answer in Westminster Hall 0

B  Notices of Motions for an Early Day
Total number of Notices of Motions given for an Early Day 2,193
  including the number which were Prayers for the annulment of Statutory   Instruments 18

C  Disciplinary Powers of the Chair

Members ordered to withdraw
Number of Members ordered to withdraw from the House under Standing Order No. 43 (Disorderly conduct)   
  in the House1
  in Committee of the whole House 0

Members suspended from the service of the House
Number of Members  
  suspended from the service of the House by order made under Standing Order No.

  44 (Order in debate)

  by orders made otherwise 0

D  Public Petitions
Total number of Petitions 161
Number of Petitions presented at the times specified by Standing Order No. 154 (Time and manner of presenting petitions) 142
Number of Petitions on which observations were tabled pursuant to Standing Order No. 156 (Printing of petitions and of ministerial replies) 112

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