Lower House refutes reports on MPs' salary increase

[03-08-2022 01:24 PM]

Ammon News - The permanent office of the Lower House on Tuesday refuted reports that some media and social media outlets circulated regarding an increase of MPs salaries.

The office said that it had decided to disburse JD200 for two months for each office director for June and July only, noting that amount is disbursed from the allowance provision from the Chamber's budget in accordance with the powers granted to the speaker and permanent office as per the 2022 General Budget Law.

The office added that the government cannot be asked to increase expenditures mentioned in the chapter concerned with Parliament, especially that such a demand violates the General Budget Law, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The office added that lawmakers receive allocations set for the budget of the Lower House and do not receive salaries for their not being employees. It added that MPs are elected members who receive allocations that are not subject to pension.

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