HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 cc614-5
45. Mr. O. LEWIS

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the proposals of the Japanese Government for a reduction in the salaries of their Ministers; and whether, having regard to the deterioration in the finances of this country during the past two years, he will bring forward some similar proposal for a reduction in the salaries of Ministers of the Crown?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, I can add nothing to the replies which have already been given on this subject.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consult with the leaders of the two Opposition parties with a view to instituting a system of payment by results?


When is the statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer as to a voluntary reduction going to be put into effect?


I can add nothing to what I have already said.