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Ministers: Payments From Public Funds In Personal Capacity

Volume 568: debated on Monday 29 January 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:With reference to the non-disclosure of set-aside payments made to Ministers of the Crown, what other payments of taxpayers' money may be made to Ministers without disclosure.

Where Ministers of the Crown, in their personal capacity, receive payments from public funds on the same basis as other members of the public, information regarding their claims and payments is normally held under the same conditions of confidence as apply generally.