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Antigua and Barbuda

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

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.

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
No
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
No

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Open only by invitation (members, advisors, consultants, etc.)
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
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
Yes

Lobbying

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