Parliament, Secretariat of the House of Representatives Distribute the 2024 budget draft to MPs. Start counting the framework for consideration within 105 days. The budget amount is 3.48 trillion baht. Must be completed within 8 Apr. Reporters reported that The Secretariat of the House of Representatives distributed the draft budget bill for fiscal year 2024 to members of the House of Representatives of all political parties. Acting Lt. Col. Apat Sukhanan, Deputy Secretary-General of the House of Representatives As Acting Secretary-General of the House of Representatives Revealed that the draft documents for the Budget Expenditure Act for fiscal year 2024 arrived at the House of Representatives on December 26th. The House of Representatives must complete the consideration within the 105 day frame as specified by Section 143 of the Constitution or must be completed within 8 April 2024. 'The President of the House of Representatives urged Prepare a meeting room. for agencies to provide information to the Cabinet for clarification And after the New Year's Day festival on January 3-5, 2024, there will be a meeting to consider and discuss the draft budget. Office of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives The meeting office will control the time. It must be as agreed by the four whips: the government gets 20 hours, the opposition gets 20 hours,' said Lt. Col. Arpat. Reporters report on the atmosphere of receiving documents today. MPs have sent a team to pick up draft documents to take back for consideration. Consists of 2 boxes of detailed books per person about the budget to prepare for the meeting to consider and discuss the draft budget. The draft budget will begin distributing from January 26, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives. Only 425 sets were prepared because they had been made. The previous questionnaire said: Which MP would like a book? or electronic file format The documents can be received until the day of the discussion. For the draft budget for fiscal year 2024, the total amount is set at 3,480,000 million baht. The budget for fiscal year 2023 has a budget of 3,185,000 million baht, higher than 9.26% or 295,000 million baht. The central budget budget is set at 606,765. million baht. As for income in 2024, it is expected that various types of income will be collected in the amount of 3,337,400 million baht, but when deducting various tax refund reductions. There will be a net income of 2,787,000 million baht remaining and because expenses are higher than income of 693,000 million baht, it is expected that the government will borrow more money in that amount. The ministry that received the highest budget The top 5 hundreds of billions of baht include the Ministry of Interior with 353,127.5 million baht, the Ministry of Education with 328,384.7 million baht, the Ministry of Finance with 327,155.1 million baht, the Ministry of Defense with 198,320.4 million baht, and the Ministry of Transport with 183,635 million baht, while the top 5 ministries receiving the least budget allocation include: Ministry of Energy 2,834.6 million baht, Ministry of Industry 4,559.7 million baht, Ministry of Tourism and Sports 5,591.3 million baht, Ministry of Commerce 6,822 million baht and Ministry of Culture 7,016.7 million baht.
Source: Thai News Agency