HC Deb 22 June 1915 vol 72 cc1053-4
46. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing the necessity for economy and retrenchment in all branches of the public service, he will ask this House to set the example by passing a Resolution to discontinue the payment of salaries of Members, providing at the same time where a Member is in receipt from private sources of an income not exceeding £400 per annum and makes a declaration to the Special Commissioners of Income Tax to this effect the salary of £400 to continue to be payable in addition to such Member; and whether he has any information that many men and women are willingly devoting far more time to public work and service at the present time without any payment or remuneration than are Members of Parliament?


That is a question for the House to decide, but I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion.