HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 cc1151-2
45. Sir Paul Latham

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the Govern- ment's intention to raise the salaries of Ministers, he will consider taking the necessary action to diminish the discrepancy between the salaries of the Chairman of Ways and Means and of the Deputy-Chairman?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Baldwin)

The question of the existing relation between the salaries attached to the two posts referred to by my hon. Friend does not seem to me to arise in connection with the Ministers' Salaries Bill. The question is one for consideration in the first instance by the Commissioners for regulating the Offices of the House of Commons.

Mr. Thorne

With regard to the other part of the question, which the Prime Minister has not answered, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman, if the Cabinet have not made up their minds on Members' salaries, to make up his mind on it and give us an answer before he resigns? May I have a reply to that question?

The Prime Minister

I should have notice of it.