A brief summary of the Indian Parliament's Winter 2005 session, conducted between November 23 2005 and December 23 2005.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had 23 sittings each during the winter session of Parliament. Lok Sabha met for 120 hours during the session. Rajya Sabha met for 111 hours.
Lok Sabha lost 26 hours (22% of working hours) due to adjournment on account of interruptions. Rajya Sabha lost 25 hours (23%) on this account.
Budget, Monsoon and Winter sessions
During the session, 14 Bills were passed by both Houses of Parliament. The government introduced 24 Bills during the session.
An adjournment motion moved by the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on the failure of Government to take action on the Volcker Committee report was negatived. A similar motion under Rule 167 was discussed in the Rajya Sabha and negatived.
Ministers made ten statements in each House, including one by the Prime Minister regarding involvement of certain individuals in the Iraq oil-for-food programme scam.
Following a sting operation, and subsequent enquiry by Parliament, 11 MPs (10 in Lok Sabha and 1 in Rajya Sabha) were expelled from Parliament.
In the Lok Sabha, 12 motions were moved for calling attention to matters of urgent public importance. Three such motions were moved in the Rajya Sabha.
Rajya Sabha admitted 460 starred and 3506 unstarred questions. The corresponding numbers for Lok Sabha were 461 and 4545 respectively. Short notice questions were not admitted in either House.
|Bills pending before session||62|
|Bills introduced this session||24|
|Bills passed this session||14|
|Bills withdrawn this session||4|
|Bills pending after session||68|