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Members' Secretaries

Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Lord President of the Council whether in the next review of secretarial allowances, he will ensure that secretaries of Members who die are treated no worse in salary protection terms than Members who are defeated at a General Election.

The terms and conditions of employment of a Member's secretary

HOUSE OF COMMONS VOTE££
Members' Salaries3,921,559·00
Members' Expenses4,619,783·00
Contributions to Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund985,519·00
9,526,861·00
Staff Salaries2,783,243·00
Retired Allowances277,238·00
3,015,481·00
General Expenses1,198,219·00
Refreshment Department (Contribution towards staff costs during the periods of recess in 1976–77 and towards the payment of interest on the Consolidated Fund Loan.)143,997·00
Members' Fund (Grant in Aid)15,000·00
Police294,185·00
14,193,743·00
TREASURY
Salaries and Allowances40,000·00
CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Parliamentary Printing and Stationery5,279,000·00
Office Machinery86,000·00
5,365,000·00
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Salaries, Wages etc.1,060,000·00
Capital Expenditure (New Works and Improvements)1,341,000·00
Current Expenditure and Repairs1,078,000·00
3,479,000·00

are matters to be agreed between the individual Member and his secretary. However, this suggestion can be examined when the principles of payment of the secretarial allowances are next substantively reviewed.