HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 cc969-70
35. Mr. FELL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he proposes to draw up regulations to define more precisely the terms under which the payment of salaries of Members are now made, and to redress the anomalies which now exist?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I do not think that any such regulations are called for, but if the hon. Member will bring to my notice the particular points which he has in mind, I shall be glad to have them investigated.


May I ask if we will have an opportunity of discussing these payments? If so, I shall be able to bring a case forward.


That is a matter which is not in the hands of the Minister. It is in the hands of those Members of the Opposition who make arrangements for the Votes put down for discussion.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration whether directors of half-a-dozen companies should, while drawing fees from those companies, be paid a salary of £400 a year as Members of this House?