To ask the Lord President of the Council whether he will carry out a full review of hon. Members' allowances including an assessment of staffing and equipment needs of hon. Members.
The Top Salaries Review Body carried out a full review of Members' allowances in 1986. There is no case for a further review at present.
To ask the Lord President of the Council (1) whether he intends to increase hon. Members' research and secretarial allowance in line with inflation in 1988;(2) whether he has any proposals to increase hon. Members' research and secretarial allowance in 1988.
The office costs allowance will increase in line with the formula set out in the Resolution of this House of 21 July 1987.