Singapore

Parliament

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 amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
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Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget: Parliament decides how to allocate the budget; The Executive can request Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive can require Parliament to modify the budget allocation; The Executive decides how to allocate the budget; Other
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
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National currency
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.84 (2021)
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Parliament’s budget, per year
44,959,400 (2021)
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
An archive of state budgets, which include the parliamentary budget, can be found here: https://www.mof.gov.sg/singaporebudget
Link to the 2021-2022 budget below.
Budget for the chamber
44,959,400 (2021)
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Not applicable. There is not a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament.
Yes
State budget, per year
102,340,000,000 (2021)
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Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government Members of the parliamentary administration may be fully independent from the government For example, certain countries have a ‘parliamentary civil service’ that is different from the general civil service, which works for the Executive.
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff Certain parliaments control the recruitment of parliamentary staff. Parliament decides - independently from the government- when to recruit staff, what procedures to use, who to recruit, etc.
There is one or more gender equality policies that apply to the parliamentary administration Parliaments may have one or more official gender equality policies - or be subject to national policies, laws or guidelines - that address issues such as the recruitment and promotion of women staff, family-friendly work arrangements, and gender based-discrimination and harassment.
Number of permanent staff employed by parliament (full time equivalent (FTE) positions)
51 (2021)
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Number of permanent staff for each chamber
51 (2021)
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Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General Authority that selects the Secretary General.
Bureau/Parliamentary board
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Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Length of term of the Secretary General
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff