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Parliamentary Salaries And Expenses

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what are the proposed expenses and secretarial scale for Members of the European Parliament;(2) if he will make it his policy that salaries of elected European Members of Parliament should be no more than the prevailing salaries paid to Westminster Members of Parliament at the time of the election.

I refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave on 4th May to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten)—[Vol. 931, c. 452.] These are matters for decision on a Community basis.