Part 1: Parliamentary committees
1.1 Committee systems
Box 1.1 : Examples of different committee systems
1.2 Committee work on governmental information
Box 1.3 : The Public Accounts Committee of the Ugandan Parliament
Box 1.5 : Request for audit by the Japanese House of Councillors
Box 1.9: Monitoring of the implementation of CEDAW in South Africa
Box 1.12 : The Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations in Canada
1.3 Government in committees
1.4 Citizen participation in committees
Figure 1.3 : Does parliament hold hearings in committees?
Box 1.14 : Open meetings in the Danish Parliament
1.5 Committee reports
Box 1.16 : Table of contents of a typical committee report
Box 1.18 : Types of adviser to parliamentary committees in Croatia
1.6 Parliamentary inquiries
Figure 1.4 : Can parliament set up committees of inquiry ?
Box 1.24 : Financial delegation in Switzerland
Box 1.25 : Information missions of the French National Assembly
Part 2: The chamber
2.1 The executive in parliament
Figure 2.2 : Speeches at the opening of the parliamentary session
Box 2.1 : Opening speeches in bicameral parliaments
Box 2.2 : Speeches on the opening day of Japan’s Parliament (Diet)
Figure 2.3 : Does parliament set aside time for oral questions ?
Figure 2.4 : The regularity and frequency of question time
Box 2.5 : Question periods in the French National Assembly
Figure 2.5 : Advance notice of questions
Box 2.6 : Rotation of ministers in the Irish House of Representatives
Figure 2.6 : Supplementary questions
Box 2.7 : Requirements for co-signatures for written questions
Figure 2.8 : In what form are written questions answered ?
Figure 2.11 : Procedure for interpellations
Figure 2.12 : Who can launch interpellations ?
Box 2.9 : Major and minor interpellations in the German Bundestag
Box 2.11 : The Chairmen’s Conference in France
2.4 Votes of conﬁdence
Figure 2.13 : Votes of no conﬁdence
Figure 2.15 : Procedures for the removal of members of the executive
Part 3 : Other oversight institutions
Figure 3.1 : Which parliaments receive reports of ombudspersons ?
Box 3.1 : The Swedish Parliament’s Committee on the Constitution
3.2 Supreme audit institutions
Box 3.3 : The three E’s in value-for-money audits