What is the monthly allowance for a Singapore Member of Parliament (MP)?
With the debate raging on what should be the pay of ministers in Singapore, many are also asking what is the pay of a member of parliament in Singapore.
As of 2007, the allowance for a Singapore Member of Parliament (MP) is 56% of the annual package of Administrative Service SR9 grade, which is the Superscale entry grade. That translates to $13,200 per month. In addition, they get a Non-Pensionable Annual Allowance or the 13th month pay, and the Annual Variable Component paid in July and December each year. They are also eligible for the GDP bonus, and will receive one month of GDP bonus if GDP grows at 5%, and up to two months of GDP bonus if the GDP growth reaches or exceeds 8%. To facilitate their work, Members of Parliament are given a $1300 allowance to engage a Legislative Assistant and $500 to engage a Secretarial Assistant.
The above information is summarised from Mr Teo Chee Hean’s parliamentary speech on Civil Service Salary Revisions under ‘Adjustments for MP Allowance’.
Update: An MP’s allowance had been revised to $13,710 per month in 2008, see this press release from the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office.
Update: An MP’s allowance is $192,500 annually, as of 21 May 2011, according to a White Paper released by the Public Service Division. The allowance is now pegged to 17.5% of the MR4 benchmark, which is the entry Ministerial-grade benchmark.
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