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Staff Support

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Lord President of the Council what proposals he has on improving staff support for hon. Members. [36500]

It is for each hon. Member to decide on the appropriate level of staff support based on his or her individual needs and circumstances.The office costs allowance was significantly increased in real terms with effect from 1 April 1986, following recommendations by the Senior Salaries Review Body, and from 1994–95 the enhanced figure is now uprated automatically each year in line with inflation.