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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3679

Mr James (HUNTER, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

Will he have statistics prepared on the number of questions which Ministers answer without notice and die average time which they take to answer questions corresponding to the statistics produced by the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Hansard, 4 November 1976, page 1695).

Mr Malcolm Fraser - The Clerk of the House of Representatives has supplied the following information in answer to the honourable member's question:



No questions were directed to Mr Speaker during this period.

No. of questions without notice = 589.

No. of answers (including supplementary oral answers) = 596.

No. of words in questions- Not available.

No. of words in answers- Not available.

Average words per question- Not available.

Average words per answer- Not available.

Total length of questions- Not available.

Total length of answers- Not available.

Total length of question time- 25 hours 30 minutes.

Average time taken for each question and answer- 2 minutes 36 seconds.

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