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2018-2019 Annual Activities of parliament

About this questionnaire

At the start of each year, the IPU collects factual data from all parliaments on their annual activities during the previous year(s). This data is published in the Parline database on national parliaments (

This questionnaire seeks to collect data for the years 2018 and 2019. It is composed of 15 questions. We expect that the questionnaire should take around 2 hours to complete, depending on how easily available the information is.

Parliaments are kindly requested to complete the questionnaire by 31 July 2020. The preferred method is to complete the questionnaire online. Alternatively, parliaments may complete the questionnaire in Word via "Questionnaires" at and return it to

This questionnaire has been sent to the Parline Correspondent in each parliament, with copy to the parliament’s IPU Group. Parliaments that have not yet designated a Parline Correspondent are requested to do so at the earliest opportunity. More information about Parline Correspondents is available at

For all questions, please contact Ms. Addie Erwin at

Most of the questions are applicable for the entire parliament, whether unicameral or bicameral. Where relevant, separate spaces are provides for data from each chamber in a bicameral parliament.

Please provide data for the calendar year (1 January to 31 December), whenever possible. If it is not possible to provide data for the calendar year, please specify the reference period (for example, 1 April to 31 March) in the Notes field at the end of the questionnaire.

Any other supporting information can also be provided in this Notes field. If the supporting information refers to a specific question, please indicate the question number.

About Parline
Parline is a unique source of comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date reference information on parliaments around the world. It provides parliaments, academics, students, international organizations, the media and many other database users with a comparative perspective on the composition and working methods of parliaments. It is the official source of data for SDG indicators 5.5.1 and 16.7.1(a).

For more information about Parline, please visit the 'About" or 'For parliaments' page in Parline or contact