Thursday, 17 December 2009

Statistics.

It is such a shame that none of the 20 newly elected representatives took the opportunity to blow their trumpet, and as for CTV did anybody expect them to balance the Syvret interview?

Below is a set of statistics that show our ruling elite are not having an easy a time as they once enjoyed. This is partly thanks to the new incumbents but not exclusively, there are some hardened campaigners, like Deputy Bob Hill who has been bringing propositions, (16, including amendments this year) asking questions and campaigning for reform and Human Rights for the last 17 years or so.



1. Number of meeting days

TOTAL Ordinary business Ceremonial, etc.
2000 32 30 2
2001 37 34 3
2002 47 45 2
2003 37 36 1
2004 49 47 2
2005 49 48 1
2006 38 35 3
2007 45 44 1
2008 51 50 1
2009 60 59 0



2. Total sitting hours (including Liberation Day and other ceremonial)

2006 191 hours 05 minutes
2007 240 hours 49 minutes
2008 298 hours 50 minutes
2009 351 hours 2 minutes



3. Oral questions with notice answered during 90 minute/2 hour period

2009 2008
Economic Development 50 13
Chief Minister 46 21
Treasury and Resources 44 22
Home Affairs 40 27
Health and Social Services 36 16
Transport and Technical Services 23 28
Education, Sport and Culture 20 16
Social Security 17 24
Planning and Environment 17 17
Housing 14 10
H.M. Attorney General 13 3
Privileges and Procedures Committee 6 3
Comité des Connétables 6 1
Chairmen’s Committee 4 0
Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel 1 0
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 0 1
Total 337 202



In addition there were 51 oral questions with notice listed that were not reached during the 90 minute period allocated before September 2009 (no oral questions with notice remained unanswered after the period was increased to 2 hours)

4. Written questions

2009 2008
Treasury and Resources 65 34
Chief Minister 61 42
Transport and Technical Services 50 23
Social Security 43 28
Health and Social Services 42 18
Economic Development 38 35
Education, Sport and Culture 27 14
Planning and Environment 26 19
Home Affairs 22 23
Housing 14 22
HM Attorney General 13 2
Privileges and Procedures 8 11
Comité des Connétables 7 3
Chairmen’s Committee 2 0
Health, Soc. Sec. and Housing Scr. Panel 1 1
Environment Scrutiny Panel 0 2
Public Accounts Committee 0 1
Education and Home Affairs Scr. Panel 0 1
Commonwealth Parliamentary Assoc. 0 1
TOTAL 419 280



5. Public Business – number and type of propositions debated

2009 2008
Private members’ policy matters 44 31
Regulations 39 40
Appointments 32 18
Ministers’ policy matters 23 15
Laws 21 45
Legislative Acts (including Appointed Day Acts) 10 13
Standing Orders 3 3
Strategic Plan/Annual Business Plan/Budget 3 2
Scrutiny Panels policy matters 3 1
No confidence/dismissal/censure 1 3
PPC/Comité des Connétables policy matters 1 0
Petitions 1 0
Property matters 0 3
TOTAL 181 174





6. Public Business – time spent debating different types of proposition

2009 2008
Total time % of total time Total time % of total time
Private members’ policy matters 106h 46m 39.3% 60h 41m 26.3%
Annual Business Plan/Budget 74h 43m 27.5% 35h 22m 15.3%
Regulations 26h 54m 9.9% 26h 29m 11.5%
Laws 21h 53m 8.1% 39h 55m 17.3%
Ministers’ policy matters 16h 13m 6.0% 39h 44m 17.2%
PPC/Comité des Connétables policy matters 7h 39m 2.8% - -
Scrutiny Panels policy matters 6h 10m 2.3% 6h 32m 2.8%
Appointments 5h 23m 2.0% 3h 44m 1.6%
No confidence/dismissal/censure 3h 9m 1.2% 10h 44m 4.7%
Standing Orders 1h 52m 0.7% 2h 5m 0.9%
Legislative Acts (including Appt Day Acts) 0h 39m 0.2% 5h 8m 2.2%
Petitions 0h 6m 0.0% - -
Property matters - - 0h 5m 0.0%
Total Public Business 271h 27m 230h 29m

2 comments:

  1. Well done. This is good work. You should analyse attendances and those who vote.

    Sean

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  2. Well Syvret's attendance this year has been absolutely disgraceful. But I doubt you will publish this comment!

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