HC Deb 10 March 1982 vol 19 cc445-6W
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:

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.

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