§ 62. Mr. LINDSAY
asked under what authority the payment of the salaries of Members of the House of Commons up to 31st March was made?
Salaries of Members are paid under the authority of the Estimate for the House of Commons Offices, as voted by the House and confirmed by the Annual Appropriation Act.
§ Mr. LINDSAY
Has that Vote been passed in this Parliament or the last Parliament, and if only in the last Parliament will the Resolution have any effect?
I do not know whether the Vote has come before the House in this Parliament or not; but if not it must come in the normal course. It is customary to continue services without interrupting them until a new Vote is passed.