HC Deb 15 July 1890 vol 346 cc1727-8

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in consequence of the increased length of the Sessions of Parliament, Her Majesty's Government will propose an increase in the remuneration of the officials of the House of Commons?

MR. H. GARDNER (Essex, Saffron Walden)

May I ask whether, in view of the proposed length of the Session, the Government will consider the desirability of providing remuneration for Members of Parliament, as well as the officials?


My right hon. Friend has requested me to answer this question. We are, of course, fully conscious of the value of the services rendered by the officials of this House, but we do not think that either their hours of attendance or their emoluments will compare unfavourably with those of other public servants.


I beg to give notice that I will call further attention to this subject.