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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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.
Some
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Some
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.
All
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
All
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site
No

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
Yes
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Yes
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
A summary of the main elements
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes

Access to parliament

Notes
Discussions on national security or public order; discussions that by law should be treated in camera; that are requested to be treated in such a manner and which are in accordance with legal and applicable norms to do so. (Chamber of Deputies, Standing Orders, art. 40)
Notes
Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies: Article 178.1: The committees shall adopt, by absolute majority, the agenda and the dates on which [the public] may participate in the exchange of views at public meetings; this information shall be published through the Chamber’s media service. Article 179.1: As a general rule, meetings shall be open to the public where the physical, technical and security conditions so permit; those attending shall be considerate and respectful to others and shall be informed that failure to do so will result in their removal on the orders of the person chairing the meeting.
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).
Yes
Media used for the dedicated channel
TV
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings
Committee meetings

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Yes
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
Yes
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
Film, audio and written records of closed meetings are retained by the General Secretary of Parliamentary Services in the event that it becomes necessary to consult them (art. 296 (2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Senate). Article 43 (1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies: Electronic, film, video, audio and written records of closed meetings shall be retained by the President in the event that it becomes necessary to consult them.

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
No
There is a register of accredited lobbyists
No