The Law on Religious Groups states that each religious group is represented in the House of Representatives by an elected Representative. The participation of the Representatives, who act as a liaison between their respective group and the state, has a consultative nature. They enjoy the same privileges as other MPs, they participate in the Parliamentary Committee on Education and they attend the plenary meetings of the House. Although they can express their views on matters relating to their respective religious group, they do not vote. The voting representatives of the religious groups are those elected by the entire Greek Cypriot community, where these groups belong.