The Responsibilities of Members
The 183 Members of the National Council are under the obligation to attend the sittings of the National Council and of the committees of which they are members. If a Member is prevented from attending a committee sitting, it is either represented by a deputy member or by another National Council Member belonging to the same parliamentary group.
The work of Members is not confined to their central responsibilities such as the introduction, preliminary deliberation and adoption of laws and the supervision of the Government. They also see it as their duty to keep in touch with the public, in particular in the constituency in which they have been elected, and to take part in the far-flung international activities of Parliament.