Spain

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
Not applicable
End of the parliamentary mandate
Notes
On the last day of the chamber’s term or the last day of the Senator's term.

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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Authority that designates the Speaker When the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State The Speaker often has a very high rank in the protocollary hierarchy of the State.
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
The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house The term of the Speaker may be different from the term of the House (legislature).
Yes
Speaker's term The term may be shorter than one year.
4 Année
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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto
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There is a Code of conduct for members

Salaries and allowances

Basic salary
42,709 (2020)
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Names of the basic allowances
Representation allowance: €1,958.02 per month for Senators with constituencies outside of Madrid and €933.78 for those elected/appointed in Madrid.

Transport and parking expenses (plane, train, car or boat) and use of personal vehicle (€0.25/km) in relation to official duties. Members without an official vehicle are provided with a card to pay for taxi services within Madrid limited at €3000 annually.

Expenses for official travel authorized by parliament (€150/day abroad & €120/day within national territory and not including travel to parliamentary sittings).

Communications: corporate mobile phone, laptop computer, and tablet.
Members pay income tax on salaries 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.
List of the other allowances provided for constituency work
Staff for parliamentary groups (distributed by size of group)
Grants to parliamentary groups (fixed sum of €15,200/month per group + €1,900/month per Senator in the group)
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 no 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 and allowances receive per month:
Speaker of the Senate
- Salary: € 3,337.33
- Representation allowance: € 4,871.81
- Eight staff

Deputy-Speakers:
- Additional salary: € 1,313.72
- Representation allowance: € 2,977.12
- Two assistants

Senate Secretaries:
- Additional salary: € 1,025.76
- Representation allowance: € 2,735.66

Parliamentary Group Spokesperson:
- Representation allowance: € 2,897.09

Parliamentary Group Deputy Spokespersons:
- Representation allowance: € 2,262.64

Commission Presidents:
- Representation allowance: € 1,551.74

Commission Vice Presidents:
- Representation allowance: € 1,134.52

Commission Secretary:
- Representation allowance: € 756.34

Commission Spokesperson:
- Representation allowance: € 1,134.52

Deputy-Commission Spokesperson:
- Representation allowance: € 756.34
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
Board (Mesa de la Camara)
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
Board (Mesa de la Camara)
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.
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.
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
Can 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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