New Zealand

House of Representatives

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

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

Notes: Bill of Rights 1688, art. 4; Constitution Act 1986, s.22; Public Finance Act 1989, s.5.

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Other
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Other
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Other
National currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1.46
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
247,366,000 NZD
(2022)

Notes: Excludes Ministerial Services and Officers of Parliament.

Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
175,436,879
(2022)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
State budget, per year
168,370,262,000 NZD
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.001
(2022)

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
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
709
(2022)

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Other

Notes: appointed by the governor-general on the recommendation of the speaker (clerk of the house of representatives, act 1988, s.7).

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