Thailand

House of Representatives

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
Other

Notes: Art. 13, Parliamentary Administration Act B.E. 2554 (2011)

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament and the Executive together
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
The amount of the budget is agreed between Parliament and the Executive
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
The Executive can request Parliament to modify the budget allocation
National currency
Thai baht (THB)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
11.72
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
3,219,343,300 THB
(2023)
Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
268,950,986
(2023)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
2,624,386,400 THB
(2023)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
223,923,754
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2023)
State budget, per year
3,185,000,000,000 THB
(2023)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.001
(2023)

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
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
3,356
(2020)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
2,077
(2023)
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
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other

Notes: Acting Police Sub-Lieutenant

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