HC Deb 24 February 1955 vol 537 cc1445-6
45. Mr. Dodds

asked the Prime Minister what decision has been reached in respect to the proposal to increase the salaries of junior Ministers.

The Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill)

As the House is aware, any increase would require legislation. The Government have decided not to introduce such legislation during the present Session.

Mr. Dodds

Does the Prime Minister recognise that, with very few exceptions, on both sides of the House, the statement that he has just made will not be received with approval? After all the statements that the right hon. Gentleman has made about consultations, will he explain the mystery of why we have had to wait all these months to hear of this very disappointing and shabby treatment of junior Ministers?

The Prime Minister

I think I have answered the Question.

Mr. Dodds

No, the right hon. Gentleman has not.