§ 45. Mr. HUGHES
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of proposing a rule providing that the Parliamentary salary shall not be payable to a Member of this House during a period of suspension?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have no reason to believe that there is a general 920 feeling in the House that such a rule should be laid down, but if it should be the case, I am prepared to put a Motion on the Paper, and to leave the result to the unfettered decision of the House. I can, however, hold out no hope that it would be possible to give time for any such Motion before the House rises.
§ Mr. HUGHES
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability, during the period of suspension, of reducing the salary of the suspended Member, at least in proportion to the unemployment dole?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman apply the principle fully, if at all, to Members of Parliament who do not fulfil their Parliamentary functions?