HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 c963
Q1. Mr. Winnick

asked the Prime Minister whether he will introduce legislation to pay a salary to all leaders of minority parties in the Commons.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Wilson)

No, Sir.

Mr. Winnick

Would my right hon. Friend accept that there is more than one minority party on the opposite side of the House, and since they will remain in opposition for many years, will he be willing to look at the matter again?

The Prime Minister

I am not sure that it is for me to provide any incentive to the formation of minority parties on either side of the House.

Mr. Frederic Harris

Is this an application, in effect, by the hon. Member for Croydon, South (Mr. Winnick) for an increase in salary?