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Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances And Benefits Act [Chapter 2:03]

Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances And Benefits Act

AN ACT to provide for salaries, allowances and other benefits for Vice-Presidents, Senior Ministers,
Ministers, the Attorney-General, Deputy Ministers and members and certain office-bearers of
Parliament; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
[Date of commencement: 14th October, 1988.]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Benefits Act [Chapter 2:03].
2 Interpretation
In this Act—
“committee” means a standing, sessional, special or select committee of Parliament;
“Deputy Minister” means a person appointed as a Deputy Minister in terms of section 31D of the Constitution;
“Minister” means a person appointed as a Minister in terms of section 31D of the Constitution;
“Parliamentary Legal Committee” means the Parliamentary Legal Committee appointed in terms of section
40A of the Constitution;
“Senior Minister” means a Minister who is designated by the President as a Senior Minister;
“Vice-President” means a person appointed as Vice-President of Zimbabwe in terms of section 31C of the
Constitution.
PART II
BENEFITS FOR VICE-PRESIDENTS, SENIORMINISTERS,MINISTERS AND DEPUTYMINISTERS
3 Benefits for Vice-Presidents, Senior Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers
Subject to this Act, every Vice-President, Senior Minister, Minister and Deputy Minister shall be entitled to—
(a) a salary at such rate; and
(b) such allowances and other benefits;
as may be prescribed from time to time by the President.
4 Benefits for Attorney-General
Subject to this Act, the Attorney-General shall be entitled to—
(a) a salary at such rate; and
(b) such allowances and other benefits;
as may be fixed from time to time by the President.
5 Persons acting as President
If a Vice-President or Minister assumes the office of President in terms of section 31 of the Constitution, he
shall not be entitled to any salary, allowance or other benefit referred to in this Part in respect of any period during
which he is entitled to any salary, allowance or other benefit fixed for the Acting President in terms of any enactment.
PART III
BENEFITS FOROFFICE-BEARERS ANDMEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
6 Benefits for office-bearers and members of Parliament
Subject to this Act, the following persons, namely—
(a) the Speaker of Parliament; and
(b) the Deputy Speaker of Parliament; and
(c) the chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Committee; and
(d) the chairmen of such other committees as may be prescribed; and
(e) every member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee; and
(f) the Chief Whip of the Party in Office; and
(g) every member of Parliament who is not entitled to any benefit in terms of Part II and who is not specified
in paragraphs (b) to (f);
shall be entitled to—
(i) a salary at such rate; and
(ii) such allowances and other benefits;
as may be prescribed from time to time by the President.
7 Persons acting as Speaker
A person who has held the office of Speaker of Parliament immediately prior to a dissolution of Parliament
shall continue to receive the salary, allowances and other benefits to which he was entitled in terms of section six
until—(
a) Parliament first meets after the dissolution; or
(b) he ceases sooner to perform the functions of the Speaker of Parliament in the circumstances mentioned
in subsection (4) of section 40 of the Constitution.
PART IV
GENERAL
8 Prescribing of benefits and other matters
(1) The President may, by statutory instrument, prescribe anything which is to be prescribed in terms of this
Act or which, in his opinion, is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the
provisions of this Act.
(2) A notice in terms of subsection (1) may provide for—
(a) the date from which any person shall become entitled to any salary, allowance or other benefit in terms
of this Act, which date may be prior to the date on which the notice concerned is published and prior the
date of commencement of this Act;

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