What is the monthly allowance for a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP)?
As of 2002, the allowance for an NCMP is 15% of an elected MP’s allowance. That translates to an estimated figure of $2057 since MP allowances were raised to $13,710 in 2008. Strictly speaking, the sum of money is an honorarium and not an allowance. As then Minister for Home Affairs Mr Wong Kan Seng says, an allowance is for elected MPs because they represent a constituency and perform a larger role. NCMPs, on the other hand, simply receive an honorarium, which is a small sum of money in recognition of their services and contribution in Parliament.
The above information is from a parliamentary session on the budget for the Prime Minister’s Office in 2002.
Update: The allowance portion of the NCMP and NMP is $28,900 annually as of 21 May 2011, according to a White Paper released by the Public Service Division.
- Voting in the Singapore General Election
- Singapore General Elections: Voting Criteria and Election Procedure
- Explaining the Singapore General Election process in 4 points
- Is it compulsory to vote in the elections?
- When does a Singapore Parliament election have to be held?
- What is section 49, sub section 7E, paragraph A of the Parliamentary Elections Act?
- Does the Speaker of Parliament have to be a Member of Parliament?
- What are the Functions and Duties of a Town Council?
- Leader of the Opposition in Singapore: Roles and Resources
- What is the monthly allowance for a Singapore Member of Parliament (MP)?
- What is the monthly allowance for a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP)?
- Is it possible for Singapore to have a coalition government in the future?