CHENNAI: The last session of the 14th Assembly came to a close on Saturday. Eight Bills, including the Vote on Account, were adopted. After the concluding remarks, Speaker P Dhanapal adjourned the House sine die.
Thanking everyone, the Speaker gave a detailed account on the key legislations enacted during the past five years, resolutions of important issues adopted by House, etc., He said the 14th Assembly was constituted on May 23, 2011 and it had 11 sessions during the past five years till Saturday. The House proceedings were held for 197 days and they lasted for 918 hours and 31 minutes.
The Speaker said of the 19,106 cut motions received from members, 16,557 were allowed. A whopping 66,497 questions were received from 188 members and of them, 43,606 were allowed. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had made numerous announcements on welfare schemes through 185 statements under Rule 110. He said 28 members attended the House proceedings on all the days when the House met during the past five years. This is apart from Ministers who need not sign the register.