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 31 May 2016 and 3 January 2017, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except:

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 2 December 2016
  • 23 December (pm)
  • 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December 2016
  • 2 and 3 January 2017

The Parliament has agreed that, between 4 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except:

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 14 and 17 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017, 26 and 29 May 2017
  • 15 September 2017
  • 1 December 2017, 22 December (pm), 25 and 26 December 2017
  • 1 and 2 January 2018

Recess dates

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

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