HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 c1285
30. Mr. LANE-FOX

asked the Prime Minister whether any provision is made in the Estimates of this year for the salary of £5,000 for the Minister without Portfolio; if so, under what Vote it will come; and whether an undertaking was given to the House that no such salary would be payable.


An opportunity will occur this afternoon for the discussion of this subject on the Vote for the Cabinet Offices.


May I ask if the right hon. Gentleman is aware that very grave dissatisfaction exists among a great many of his supporters in the House over the whole arrangement?


My hon. Friend will be able to express that dissatisfaction.

Colonel C. LOWTHER

Will the Prime Minister consider the advisability of allowing the salary of the Minister without Portfolio to be balloted upon by back benchers, several hundreds of whom are very anxious that their views should be pronounced?