Office of the Clerk dates

Days when the Office of the Clerk is open

When the Office of the Clerk is open, these days are defined as ‘counting days’.

For example

  • in determining timeframes for answers to be given to written parliamentary questions
  • the minimum time between stages of Bills
  • the lodging of amendments to Bills
  • and in relation to the management of Members’ and Committee Bills.

Motions, amendments and questions may be lodged and Bills introduced on days when the Office of the Clerk is open.

The Parliament has agreed that, between 3 January 2018 and 31 January 2019, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except:

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 30 March and 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 25 and 28 May 2018
  • 14 September 2018
  • 30 November 2018
  • 24 December (pm), 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31 December 2018
  • 1 and 2 January 2019
The Parliament has agreed that, between 31 January 2019 and 31 January 2020, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except:
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 19 and 22 April 2019
  • 6 May 2019
  • 24 and 27 May 2019
  • 13 September 2019
  • 29 November 2019
  • 24 December (pm), 25, 26 December 2019
  • 1 and 2 January 2020


 

 

Recess dates

Recess is a period when the Parliament is not sitting but not dissolved. 

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