Discussion time for plenary sittings, broken down by type

Category 1990-1994** 1994-1998 1998-2002 2002-2006 2006-2010 2010-2014 2014-2018
length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution length of time (hour: minute) distri- bution
Before the Orders of the Day 114:15:00 5,30% 272:00:00 10,50% 129:14:00 5,70% 193:53:00 7,70% 192:40:00 7,70% 229:01:00 6,84% 180:48 8,28%
After the Orders of the Day   34:50:00 1,40% 55:41:00 2,50% 47:06:00 1,90% 22:17:00 1,90% 44:13:00 1,32% 90:12 4,13%
Outside the orders of the day total 114:15:00 5,30% 306:50:00 11,90% 184:55:00 8,20% 240:59:00 9,60% 214:58:00 9,60% 273:14:00 8,16% 271:01 12,42%
General debate 907:30:00 42,10% 1236:50:00 47,90% 1156:23:00 51,20% 1197:00:00 47,60% 1074:12:00 47,60% 1812:02:00 54,13% 1023:05 46,87%
Debate on the committee reports and the summarising proposal for amendment - - - - - - - - - - - - 155:34 7,13%
Debate on second summarising proposal for amendment - - - - - - - - - - - -    
Debate in detail 308:10:00 14,30% 285:05:00 11,10% 280:18:00 12,40% 266:28:00 10,60% 166:19:00 10,60% 377:23:00 11,27% - -
Consolidated  debate                     51:58:00 1,55% 33:45 1,55%
Considering in an extraordinary procedure 29:45:00 1,40% 30:40:00 1,20% 6:01 0,30% 0:15 0,00%     15:41:00 0,47% 57:26 2,63%
Closing debate     51:20:00 2,00% 9:07 0,40% 18:45 0,70% 20:00 0,70% 105:39:00 3,16% 1:26 0,07%
Voting 465:30:00 21,60% 162:40:00 6,30% 189:00:00 8,40% 238:47:00 9,50% 102:18:00 9,50% 136:49:00 4,09% 33:45 1,55%
Time of speech (legislation) total 1710:55:00 79,40% 1766:35:00 68,50% 1640:49:00 72,70% 1721:15:00 68,40% 1362:49:00 68,40% 2499:32:00 74,67% 1305:01 59,79%
Political debate 28:40:00 1,30% 84:41:00 3,30% 84:36:00 3,70% 136:15:00 5,40% 57:50:00 5,40% 51:14:00 1,53% 145:12 6,65%
Interpellations, questions, instantaneous questions 269:05:00 12,50% 385:45:00 15,00% 211:55:00 9,40% 319:51:00 12,70% 287:55:00 12,70% 331:31:00 9,90% 320:30 14,68%
Other 31:05:00 1,40% 35:44:00 1,40% 135:17:00 6,00% 97:19:00 3,90% 199:49:00 3,90% 191:59:00 2,38% 141:06 6,46%
Time of debate total 2154:00:00 100,00% 2579:35:00 100,00% 2257:32:00 100,00% 2515:39:00 100,00% 2123:21:00 100,00% 3347:30:00 3,35% 2182:49 100,00%

* in percentige of the time of all debate
** Before 30 September 1994, according to the Standing Orders there was no opportunity to speak after the Orders of the Day.