Italy

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Constitution
Other

Notes: The principle of parliamentary autonomy is enshrined in Article 64 of the Italian Constitution. According to the Constitutional Court of Italy (decision 129/1981) Parliament’s control over its own budget is implicit in this principle of parliamentary autonomy (http://www.giurcost.org/decisioni/1981/0129s-81.html).

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Euro (EUR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.63
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
No information available
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
No information available
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
991,646,571 EUR
(2022)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
1,574,042,176
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2022)
State budget, per year
1,103,140,000,000 EUR
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
No information available

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
No
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
No information available
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
1,010
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Bureau/Parliamentary board
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No
Length of term of the Secretary General
A fixed number of years
Length of the fixed term for the Secretary General (years)
7
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

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