Over a 3.5-year period of work of 8th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada, people's deputies voiced their opinions 5,524,967 times during parliamentary voting. During this period, an average Ukrainian MP skipped every fifth parliamentary vote, abstained from voting in a third of attended parliamentary votes, and casted affirmative votes in two fifths of all cases of parliamentary voting. Furthermore, an average MP voted "against" only in 1% of parliamentary votes and casted blank votes in 7% of all cases of parliamentary voting. According to OPORA's estimates, less than 10% of all parliamentary votes were attended by: non-affiliated MPs Serhiy Klyuyev – 1.6% of all parliamentary votes, Dmytro Yarosh – 2.7%, Andriy Biletsky – 6.4%, Kostyantyn Zhevago – 8.2%, member of deputy group "People's Will" (Volya Narodu) Vyacheslav Boguslayev – 7.5%, and representative of "Opposition Bloc" Yukhym Zvyagilsky – 6,9%. Meanwhile, MPs Ivan Sporysh, Andriy Parubiy, Serhiy Melnyk, Mykola Velychkovych, Taras Yuryk and Mykhailo Bondar demonstrated the most responsible attitude to parliamentary voting. The above-mentioned people's deputies attended nearly 100% of parliamentary votes.
A total of 2,283 meetings were held within the walls of parliamentary committees in the course of current convocation of the Verkhovna Rada. During this period, the largest number of meetings were held by representatives of budget (141 meetings) and anti-corruption (119) committees operating under the heaviest workload. It is worth noting that only nine people's deputies boast 100% attendance record at the meetings of parliamentary committees: Olena Boyko, Oleh Velikin, Viktor Galasyuk, Artur Palatny, Vladyslav Sevryukov, Olga Chervakova, Hryhoriy Shverk, Tetyana Yuzkova and Nina Yuzhanina. Meanwhile, as many as 18 MPs attended 10 (or less) percent of the meetings of relevant parliamentary committees over a 3.5-year period of work of the Verkhovna Rada. This refers to Vyacheslav Boguslayev, Yuriy Boyko, Mykhailo Dobkin, Pavlo Baloha, Kostyantyn Zhevago, Andriy Biletsky, Yuriy Solod, Oleksandr Vilkul, Dmytro Yarosh, Ruslan Solvar, Dmytro Dobkin, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Serhiy Lyovochkin, Yevhen Bakulin, Andriy Denysenko, Serhiy Klyuyev, Yulia Tymoshenko and Stepan Ivakhiv.
During the period from November 2014 to May 2018, Ukrainian parliamentarians registered 6,613 draft laws, of which only 808 or 12% of the total number were adopted. In this respect, President and Government proved to be more efficient than MPs. In particular, 76% of all draft laws that were initiated by the President eventually became laws in effect. Almost a third (29%) of all governmental draft laws that were submitted to Verkhovna Rada received the affirmative votes of parliamentary majority. By comparison, only 8% of draft laws registered by MPs eventually came into force.
It should be noted that the highest efficiency of current convocation of parliament was recorded in 2015 when five parliamentary factions formed part of government coalition. During this period, MPs adopted a total of 340 draft laws. In 2016, 212 draft laws received the affirmative votes of parliamentary majority, while in 2017 – only 174 draft laws. As of the end of May 2018, MPs adopted 64 draft laws since the start of the year.