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The sittings of both houses are public, and an absolute majority of the members must be present to make a sitting valid.
That pope, although in Constantinople, refused to attend the sittings of the council.
The king's " lord high commissioner " attends the sittings; but does not intervene or take part in the court's decisions.
However, in 1691, he was permitted to return to England, and he declared himself a Protestant and began to attend the sittings of parliament.
After holding more than 200 sittings the so-called Commission was dissolved without getting beyond the realm of theory and pia desideria.