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Members Of Parliament (Salaries And Expenses)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will now make any statement on the question of the salary and expenses of Members of Parliament.

Is it the case, as is commonly reported in places where men meet together, that a statement was made before a meeting of one of the parties of this House—a private meeting to discuss matters like postage and so on—and, if the statement can be made to a private meeting, cannot it be made to the House?

:I do not know anything about a statement made outside the House, but a statement will be made as soon as possible on this matter.

I am referring to statements made inside this House and upstairs. If the Prime Minister does not know, will he inform himself on the point, and, if he finds that my information is correct, will he then consider whether he can tell the House?

Would not an increase for old age pensioners be of more use than an increase for hon. Members?