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Members Of Parliament (Expenses)

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Information whether, in view of the widespread misunderstanding on the subject, he will take steps to acquaint the country with the nature and amount of the average Member's heavy expenses and outgoings, compared with the salary provided.

This subject is constantly ventilated in the daily Press and was given further publicity as the result of the Debate on the Adjournment on 9th October. I do not see that it would be appropriate for my Department to intervene.