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Chamber of Deputies

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
Only the total amount
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Notes
Art. 61, Constitution: chamber sittings are public, subject to exceptions to be determined in accordance with the rules. Art. 43, Rules of the Chamber of Deputies: chamber sittings are public unless a majority of the members of Parliament decide otherwise. The chamber sits in closed session at the request of the Speaker or upon a written and signed request from five members. Unless the chamber decides otherwise, the secretary general, the deputy secretaries general and the administrative and technical staff required to ensure an effective meeting are authorized to remain in the room. Art. 169, Rules of the Chamber of Deputies: persons not engaged in official chamber business may enter the chamber for any reason. For the duration of the meeting, persons attending in the gallery must remain seated and silent. Signs of approval or disapproval are prohibited. Any individual causing a disruption to the proceedings shall be expelled from the gallery and handed to authorities as appropriate.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Article 22, §7 of the Rules of the Chamber: parliamentary deliberations are not public. At the request of a committee, the Conference of Presidents can authorize the organization of public committee hearings. Exceptionally, at the request of a committee, the Conference of Presidents can decide to televise a meeting live on the chamber’s television channel.
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).
Media used for the dedicated channel
TV
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
No

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
There is a register of accredited lobbyists