Saudi Arabia

Shura Council

Parliamentary budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget: Constitution; Standing Orders of Parliament; Other
Constitution
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget: Parliament; The Executive; Parliament and the Executive together; Other
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget; The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive; The Executive decides the maximum amount of the budget; Other
The Executive decides the maximum amount of the budget
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National currency
Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1.77 (2019)
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Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
Yes
State budget, per year
1,020,000,000,000 (2020)
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Parliamentary staff

Number of permanent staff employed by parliament (full time equivalent (FTE) positions)
1,000 (2020)
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Number of permanent staff for each chamber
1,000 (2020)
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Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other
Notes
professor