Barbados

House of Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
No

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
No information available
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
No information available
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
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
No information available
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No information available
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No information available

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
5 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No information available
There is a Code of conduct for members
No

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2022)
Basic salary, per year
No information available
Basic salary, per year in PPP
No information available
Basic allowances
No information available
Names of the basic allowances
No information available
Members pay income tax on salaries
No information available
Members pay income tax on allowances
No information available
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No information available
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No information available

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No information available
Office at parliament
No information available
Constituency office
No information available
Housing
No information available
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker
Committee Chair
Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No information available
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of allowances
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No information available
Year data was last reported
No information available

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Must be a member of parliament

Sources: Constitution

Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
No information available
Members for whom data is available
No information available
Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No