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Sir John Cockroft (Salary)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1954

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9.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he agreed to pay Sir John Cockroft a salary of £8,500 a year.

The hon. Member is mistaken. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works announced on 1st July, Sir John Cockroft's salary will be £5,000 a year as a member of the Atomic Energy Authority, with an additional payment of £1,000 in his capacity as an executive.

Is not the figure of £6,000 still £2,000 more than the salary of the Secretary of State for Scotland? Will not this mean that the Secretary of State for Scotland will want a rise, and so will the Chancellor of the Exchequer and all the other Ministers getting £4,000 a year?