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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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House of Assembly

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
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Committee meetings are open to the public
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).

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
According to Freedom of Information Act (2003), Part IV, The following documents are exempt: Any affecting national security, defence and international relations; any affecting enforcement or administration of law; any affecting legal proceedings or subject to legal professional privilege; any where secrecy provisions apply, any relating to trade secrets, business affairs etc.; any affection the national economy; any containing material obtained in confidence; and any that the disclosure of which would be contempt of court or contempt of Parliament

Lobbying

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