HC Deb 26 November 1946 vol 430 cc1413-4
56. Sir John Mellor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether steps will be taken to repeal the House of Commons Members' Fund Act, 1939, when honourable Members become liable to contributions under the National Insurance Act, 1946.

Mr. Dalton

I have no reason to think that this course would be approved by the House generally, but I understand that the question is being explored through the usual channels.

Sir J. Mellor

Would the Chancellor agree that, at the time the Act was passed, it was not contemplated that there would be two compulsory schemes for hon. Members?

Mr. Dalton

I think that very few hon. Members grudge a contribution of £1 a month out of a salary of £1,000 a year.