JOINT RULES OF PARLIAMENT
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The National Assembly is mandated by the Constitution to -
- Choose the President;
- Provide a national forum for public consideration of issues;
- Pass legislation;
- Scrutinise and oversee executive action;
- Maintain oversight of the bodies and institutions established by Chapter 9 of the Constitution;
- Ensure that Members of Cabinet are accountable collectively and individually to Parliament for the exercise of their powers and the performance of their functions.
- Consider, pass, amend, propose amendments to or reject any legislation before the Council, in accordance with this Chapter
- Initiate or prepare legislation falling within a functional area listed in Schedule 4 of the Constitution or other legislation referred to in section 76(3)
- May not initiate or prepare money bills.
MPs have freedom of speech in Parliament, as long as they keep within the parliamentary rules. They cannot be prosecuted, arrested, imprisoned or be expected to pay damages for anything they say, produce or submit in Parliament or its committees.|