Winter session of Lok Sabha comes to an end

NEW DELHI: Thirteenth Session of the 16th Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday.
During the session, there were 13 sittings spread over 61 hours and 48 minutes.
A total 16 Government Bills were introduced and 12 of them were passed, the Speaker said in her valedictory reference. Among the important Bills passed were The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017 and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017.
The other important Bills passed were The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and The High Court the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2017.
During the Session, 280 starred questions were listed, out of which 45 of them were answered orally.
Thus, on an average, about 3.46 Questions were answered per day. Written relies to the remaining Starred Questions alongwith 3,220 Unstarred Questions were laid on the table.
As many as 198 matters of urgent importance were raised by the Members after the Question Hour and by sitting late in the evening. Members raised 226 matters under Rule 377.
The Standing Committee presented 53 Reports to the House. The House also held one short duration discussion under rule 193 regarding natural calamities in various parts of the country with special reference to cyclone Ockhi in South India.
As many as 55 statements were made by the ministers on various important subjects and two were made by Parliamentary Affairs Minister on Government business. As many as 2,255 papers were laid on the Table by the Ministers concerned.
On different subjects, 98 Private Members’ Bills were introduced. A total 14 hours and 51 minutes were were lost due to interruptions followed by forced interruptions but the House also sat late for 8 hours and 10 minutes to discuss some very important issues. (AGENCIES)