§ Mr. Dunlop
asked the Lord President of the Council how many debates there have been in the House on Northern Ireland during each year of direct rule.
§ Mr. Pym
The information requested is as follows:446W
Number April to October 1972 20 Session 1972–73 38 Session 1973–74 8 Session 1974 11 Session 1974–75 24 Session 1975–76 32 Session 1976–77 24 Session 1977–78 27 Session 1978–79 11 Session 1979–80 32 Session 1980–81 26 Session 1981 to end February 1982 7
Bills have been credited with more than one debate only if debated stages have been taken on more than one day. Where a stage of a Bill has been taken on several days, each day has been counted as a new debate. The figures do not include debates on the half-hour Adjournment or those held under the Consolidated Fund Bill.