Malta

House of Representatives

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
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Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
When the member is sworn in
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
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Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
Notes
The House elects the Speaker. Any member of the House of Representatives (who is neither a Minister nor a Parliamentary Secretary) and persons who are not members but who qualify for the election may stand as a candidate for Speaker. In cases where the person elected as Speaker is not a member of the House, he/she shall become a member of the House ex officio. The decision on whether to designate the Speaker from among the elected members of the House or from outside rests with the Prime Minister.
Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Other
Notes
the house elects the speaker. any member of the house of representatives (who is neither a minister nor a parliamentary secretary) and persons who are not members but who qualify for the election may stand as a candidate for speaker. in cases where the person elected as speaker is not a member of the house, he/she shall become a member of the house ex officio. the decision on whether to designate the speaker from among the elected members of the house or from outside rests with the prime minister.
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity In some countries, the Speaker acts as interim Head of State when required by the circumstances, such as death or incapacity.
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures The mandate of the Speaker may continue until their successor is elected, even after the dissolution of parliament/chamber.
Yes
Speaker terms
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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary The figures are the gross amount before tax in national currency.
23,119
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Basic allowances “Basic allowances” are allowances that are automatically paid to all parliamentarians. They are received in advance as a lump sum at a flat rate. They are not intended to be reimbursement for any expenses. Basic allowances are sometimes called “representation allowance”, “supplemental allowance”, “end-of-year allowance”, etc.
1,500
Attendance allowance Amount of the attendance allowance in national currency.
23
Periodicity of attendance allowance Attendance allowances may for example be paid by day, month, year or session.
Other (please specify)
Notes
A daily attendance allowance of 23.30 euro only applies to Gozitan MPs when parliament meets as they come from the farthest region in the country.
Members pay income tax on salaries Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances Salaries and/or allowances may be subject to income tax or equivalent.
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament Certain parliaments allow MPs to exercise other remunerated employment outside parliament.
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament In certain countries, MPs exercising other employment may be required to declare their income.
Yes
List of the other allowances provided for constituency work
Free telephone service on one fixed line (uncapped and unlimited)
100 postage-paid envelopes per week (1000 euro per annum maximum)

Parliamentary groups received 100,000 euro annually for the development of relations with the EU and Mediterranean region, as well as a Secretarial allowance of 3,495 euro per annum.

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work
Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian The personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian is different from parliamentary staff work for the secretariat of Parliament.
Office at parliament
Constituency office Certain countries provide for an office at constituency if it’s different from a seat of parliament, which is often in the capital. The office at constituency is applicable mainly to the countries using the Plurality/Majority system of elections.
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work The common in-kind allowances for constituency work include those for travel, overnight stay, etc.
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker yes yes
Committee Chair yes yes
Other leadership positions that receive additional salaries or allowances Some parliaments provides for additional salaries or allowances to the Deputy Speaker/Vice President, heads of parliamentary groups, etc.
Additional salary received:
Speaker: €27,744.02
Deputy Speaker: €11,560.06
Leader of the Opposition: €23,119 + €2,330 Secretarial allowance per annum
Parliamentary Whips (2 in total): €11,560.06 + €1398 allowance per annum
Chairperson of Foreign and European Affairs Committee: €11,559.5
All other Chairpersons of Parliamentary Committees: €6,935.7

The Speaker receives an allowance equal to 20% of his/her salary, an honorarium, and 1500 eur in postage per annum.
Both the Speaker and Leader of the Opposition benefit from car and fuel allowances.
All leadership positions benefit from additional internet, telephone and postage allowances.
Parliament determines the amount of salaries Some parliaments determine the amount of salaries of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
House Business Committee
Parliament determines the amount of allowances Some parliaments determine the amount of allowances of MPs. The amount may be set by other institution than parliament.
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
House Business Committee
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale In some countries, the amount of parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale, such as civil service salary scale, ministerial salary or the minimum wage of the country.
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries: Civil service salary scale; Ministerial salary; Minimum wage; Other (please specify)
Civil service salary scale
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Notes
The highest salary scale in the civil service.
Salaries The percentage is calculated by dividing the amount of members' salaries and allowances by the total amount of parliament's budget.
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Allowances The percentage is calculated by dividing the amount of members' salaries and allowances by the total amount of parliament's budget.
0.01%
The data valid for the year
2020
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website Certain parliaments publish the information on MPs’ salaries and allowances on parliamentary website. The amount of information may vary from one parliament to the other.
Not available.
Amount of allowances received by each member
No

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament Members of the government must also be members of parliament: Must be a member of parliament; Cannot be a member of parliament; Can be a member of parliament; Other
Must be a member of parliament
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Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
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