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Montserrat Legislative Assembly

Guides

The Mace

The mace is a ceremonial symbol of the Speaker’s authority. It is commonly accepted that the House is not properly constituted without the presence of the mace; therefore no business is conducted in the House without it. In fact, a Sitting of the House commences only when the mace is in place. At the beginning …

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Guide for Visitors at a Sitting of the Parliament

Admission to the Public Galleries is a privilege extended by Parliament, and visitors attending must conform with established forms of behaviour and dress.  The dress code for persons entering the Chamber is business attire.  Persons must, at all times, be dressed tidily. The following are not allowed within the Chambers: T-shirts; Vests/merino Slippers; Short pants; …

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Guide for Witnesses Appearing Before the Public Accounts Committee

INTRODUCTION 1. This guide provides information and advice that will be of benefit to witnesses appearing before the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature of Montserrat. The role of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to consider accounts and reports on accounts laid before the Legislature. 2. The PAC is a permanent committee of the …

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The Public Accounts Committee: An Important Arm of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly

One of the functions of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly is to authorize expenditure for a given financial year.  The budget presentation and debate is part of this process, which culminates in the authorization of expenditure. Having authorized expenditure, it is incumbent on the Legislative Assembly to ensure that the funds have been expended in a …

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