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RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
XVII. THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
MPs shall participate in the work of the National Assembly.
MPs may not be denied ingress and stay in the National Assembly building.
MPs shall notify the Speaker of the National Assembly of his/her absence from sittings, and the Speaker shall notify the National Assembly thereof.
MPs shall exercise the right to a salary, in accordance with the law, and compensation of expenses related to the performance of their office, in accordance with a decision of the competent committee.
MPs with disabilities shall exercise special rights, in accordance with the law and a decision of a competent committee.
MPs shall be entitled to be timely informed on all the issues necessary for the discharge of MPs’ function, by regularly being sent official publications of the National Assembly and informative and documentary materials on the issues on the agenda of the a sitting of the National Assembly and on other issues within the competences of the National Assembly.
MPs shall be entitled to request notifications and explanations from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairpersons of committees of the National Assembly, Government Ministers and officials in other public authorities and organisations, related to issues within the framework of the rights and duties of those officials and within the competences of the authorities they head, which are required by the MP for the exercise of his/her MP function, except at sittings of the National Assembly.
Exceptionally, the head or authorised representatives of parliamentary groups may exercise the right referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article even at a sitting of the National Assembly, verbally in a single address lasting up to five minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, immediately after the opening of the sitting and determination of the number of MPs present at the sitting, and before starting the debate.
The Speaker of the National Assembly shall grant the floor to heads or authorised representatives of parliamentary groups who have duly applied to speak, starting from the representative of the smallest parliamentary group and up to that of the largest one in size according to number of its MPs.
The persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall communicate the requested notifications or explanations in writing to the MP within 15 days.
For the purpose of working in the National Assembly, MPs shall be enabled to use a library and documentation.
MPs shall be entitled to use premises placed at their disposal for working and holding meetings with citizens, in accordance with the act on the internal order of the National Assembly.