HC Deb 15 June 1911 vol 26 c1673

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a list of the names of the Members of the House of Lords who are in receipt of salaries or pensions out of public funds and the consideration for which such salaries or pensions are received?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I fear the compilation of a complete return would involve a considerable expenditure of time and labour, but I will circulate a return to-day or to-morrow which will very nearly comprise the information asked for.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the cost of collecting the information—which is so great owing to the length of it—will be well compensated for by the facts that would be given to this House as to the Members of the other House who are receiving pensions?


I doubt it. The Return will give the hon. Member substantially the whole of the information at our disposal. There may be a few that will have escaped through the meshes. It would take some time to discover these.