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Malta

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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
Not available
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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
Not available
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Attendance allowance Amount of the attendance allowance in national currency.
23,305
Periodicity of attendance allowance Attendance allowances may for example be paid by day, month, year or session.
Other (please specify)
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
a. Communications (Internet in residence; fixed telephone line at home and office; pre-paid postage); b) Internet service at MP’s private residence or office.
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
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.
n/a
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.
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount This question is only relevant if the amount is set by other institution than parliament.
Cabinet of Ministers
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.
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount This question is only relevant if the amount is set by other institution than parliament.
Cabinet of Ministers
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
Mr Speaker’s salary is equivalent to the Public Service Salary Scale 1 (€39,233) MPs honorarium is equivalent to 50% of the Public Service’s Salary Scale 1 Whips’ honorarium is equivalent to 75% of the Public Service’s Salary Scale 1 Chairperson of the European and Foreign Affairs Committee’s honorarium is equivalent to 75% of the Public Service’s Salary Scale 1 Chairpersons’ honorarium of all other Committees is equivalent to 65% of the Public Service’s Salary Scale 1
The data valid for the year
2012

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
Not available
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