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MP Benefits

The Parliamentary Renumerations Decree 2014 has detailed the breakdown of allowances for members of Parliament. This is inclusive of the Deputy Speaker, Government/Opposition Whip, Leader of the House  and excludes
09 Oct 2014 01:15
MP Benefits

The Parliamentary Renumerations Decree 2014 has detailed the breakdown of allowances for members of Parliament. This is inclusive of the Deputy Speaker, Government/Opposition Whip, Leader of the House  and excludes the Prime Minister, Ministers and Assistant Ministers, Speaker and Leader of the Opposition.

The allowances are for:

  1. Accommodation – For meetings of Parliament or Committee, if the member permantly resides at any place more than 30 kilometres away from the place of the meeting of Parliament or Committee, then the member shall be entitled to-

a) an allowance of $150.00 per day, only if the member stays at a hotel at the place of the meeting of Parliament or Committee; or

b) an allowance of $50.00 per day, if the member does not stay at a hotel at the place of the meeting of Parliament or Committee

  1. Travelling Allowance – For meetings of Parliament or Committee, if the member permanently resides at any place more than 30 kilometres away from the place of the meeting of Parliament or Committee, then the member shall be entitled to cost of travel by the most direct route to and fro from the meeting.
  2. Committee Sitting Allowance – For committee sittings on days other than the sitting of Parliament, the member shall be entitled to an allowance of $80.00 per day; provided however that the total amount payable as Committee Sitting Allowance in any one year to a member shall not exceed $15,000.
  3. Superannuation – FNPF Contribution.
  4. Overseas Travel – Economy class travel for official meetings, as approved by the Speaker.
  5. Overseas travelling allowance – UNDP subsistence allowance plus 50 per cent together with $100 per day incidental allowance

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