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Members: Allowances

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Leader of the House what sums have been budgeted for the payment of expenses of hon. Members from the Members' Vote in each of the next six financial years. (271778)

The House of Commons: Members Estimate is laid before Parliament each year. These financial figures are based on the level of pay and allowances agreed by the House adjusted to reflect the historical level of claims received. The estimate for 2009-10 includes £109.3 million in respect of Members' allowances. This includes £7.4 million on Members' travel. The annual nature of the estimate means that no budgeted figures beyond 2009-10 have been agreed.