The Clerk of Parliament is appointed by the President on the advice of the Parliamentary Service Management Board. The Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day administration operations of the Parliament. Under the Parliament (Administration) Act 2005, the Clerk has the following functions:

  1. To perform all duties in the service of Parliament as are assigned to him or her by Parliament, the Parliamentary Service Management Board or by the office of the Honorable Speaker;
  2. To be responsible for the day to day administration of Parliament in accordance with the policies and direction of the Board and the provisions of this Act;
  3. To be responsible for keeping all records, Gazettes, books, Bills and any other documents laid before Parliament which are to be open for inspection by Members of Parliament at all reasonable times;
  4. To supervise the general administration of Parliament including allocating work to the Assistant Clerks and staffs of Parliament;
  5. Such other functions as are conferred on the Clerk by the Standing Orders of Parliament or under the Act.

The Clerk and his staff are responsible for the efficient administration of Parliament and its committees, between and during sessions.

The Clerk is responsible for the minutes, the filing of documents, management of the parliamentary budget and administration of the Clerk's office under the direction of the Speaker. The Clerk submits Bills passed by Parliament for the President of the Republic's to assent and gazette by the State Law Office to became law. He also maintains relations with other Parliaments international parliamentary associations. 


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