(2) how many hours the House spent considering (a) primary legislation on the Floor of the House and (b) delegated legislation (i) in Committee and (ii) on the floor of the House in each session commencing in (A) 1980, (B) 1990 and (C) each session between 1996 and 2006. 
Some errors have been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Billericay (Mr. Baron) on 16 October 2008. The total number of hours that the House sat in 2001-02 were not 1,540 hours 40 minutes as listed, but 1,296 hours 52 minutes. The listed number of hours considering primary and delegated legislation on the floor of the House also contained some errors.
|Number of hours the House sat each session||Number of hours considering primary legislation on the floor of the House||Number of hours considering delegated legislation on the floor of the House|
|(1) Up until the 1984-85 session the sitting hours were not broken down. Therefore, only the total number of sitting hours can be provided.|