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Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Lord President of the Council if he will tabulate in the Official Report the date on which each of the motions on any Definition of Treaty order and motions relating to EEC documents first appeared on the Order Paper of the House in the current Session and the respective dates when each motion appeared on the effective Orders of the Day.

The information is as follows:of the recommendations; to what extent these proposals were rejected, implemented or postponed due to various wages and incomes policies and other stated reasons; and when he expects to implement in full the last Boyle recommendations or arrange a debate on them.

In the answer I gave my hon. Friend on 26th May 1977—[Vol. 932, c. 539]—I provided the following information:

Report, etc., and Date with Notes on Implementation

Select Committee on Members' Expenses (HC 93), March 1946;

Recommendations modified; implemented with effect from 1st April 1946.

Select Committee on Members' Expenses etc., (HC 72), February 1954;

Recommendations modified; Sessional Allowance introduced with effect from 24th May 1954.

Government proposal embodied in statement from Prime Minister, July 1957;

Sessional allowance commuted to fixed sum with effect from 1st July 1957.

Report of the Committee on the remuneration of Ministers and MPs (Lawrence Committee) (Cmnd 2516), November 1964;

Implemented in full with effect from 16th October 1964.

Review Body on Top Salaries Report No. 1: Ministers and MPs (Cmnd 4836), December 1971;

Implemented in full, with effect from 1st January 1972.

Review Body on Top Salaries Report No. 5;

MPs allowances (Cmnd 5701), July 1974:

Implemented in full, with effect from 1st August 1974.

Review Body on Top Salaries Report No. 7: Ministers, MPs and the Peers Expenses Allowance—Part I (Cmnd 6136), June 1975:

Recommendations on allowances and facilities implemented in full with effect from 13th June 1975; recommendation on pay partially implemented.

Review Body on Top Salaries No. 8: Ministers, MPs and the Peers Expenses Allowance—Part 11 (Cmnd 6574), July 1976:

Not implemented.

I also said that the House will have to consider the whole issue of Members' pay in due course, but continuing incomes policy rules out progress at the present time. That remains the position.

Increasing the recommended salary of £8,000 at 13th June 1975 in line with the movement in the index of retail prices between that date and October 1977 produces a figure of £10,880.