HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 cc1493-4
51. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgency of national economy, he will say whether he will propose to the House that the payment of salaries to Members who pay Super-tax should be discontinued; and whether he is aware that out of the 670 Members less than 150 are at present regularly attending to their duties?


In regard to the first part of the question, I must refer my hon. Friend to my previous answers en this subject. In regard to the second part, I have no knowledge as to the exact figures, but I believe there are few Members of the House who are not engaged in the voluntary discharge of important duties to the State.


Then are we to understand that the only example, the Prime Minister sets to the country is to tell working people to eat less meat, and to give £8,000 a year more in pensions to members of his own Cabinet?