Skip to main content

Members: Pay

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Leader of the House which Back-Bench Members receive pay and emoluments from the Members’ vote in addition to their basic salary. (188087)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Leader of the House on 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2144W. A total of 65 hon. and right hon. Members are currently paid an additional salary from within the Members estimate. This total comprises 31 select committee chairmen, 31 members of the Chairmen’s Panel (a reduction of one from the figure applicable at the time of the answer of 24 January) and three Deputy Speakers. (The total excludes Members in receipt of a salary under the Ministers and Other Salaries Act 1975.)