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Senior Salaries Review Body

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 15 December 2009


On 14 December the House made the following resolution:

In accordance with paragraph 7 of the Report from the House Committee on the SSRB Review of Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords (First Report, HL Paper 12), this House agrees:

the architecture and principles of the new system proposed by the SSRB;

that the House Committee should work to prepare resolutions to implement the proposals on a timescale which allows a new system to be operational from the start of the new Parliament;

that an ad hoc group of members should be established to consider and consult on issues in the SSRB report and advise on their implementation; and

that the House Committee should monitor and report on the effects of implementation of the new system after a year of operation.

In accordance with the resolution of 14 December, the House Committee has today appointed the membership of the ad hoc group to consider and consult on issues in the SSRB report and to advise on their implementation. The group will have the following membership:

Baroness O’Cathain;

Baroness Scott of Needham Market;

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean;

Lord Tomlinson;

Lord Wakeham (Chairman); and

Lord Williamson of Horton.

The group will take into account the substantial number of points which have already been raised by Members in debate, and through other forums, but in the mean time if any Member wishes to give further views, they are invited to write to the secretary to the group, Duncan Sagar, in the Clerk of the Parliaments’ office.