HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 c393
36. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will request the Committee now considering the emoluments of Members of Parliament and related matters to issue an interim report and recommendations be fore the end of 1971.

Mr. Whitelaw

I hope that such an interim report will not be necessary, but it is of course for the Review Body itself to decide.

Mr. Hamilton

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain why the Government intend to deal more expeditiously with some claims than others and would he not perhaps speed up matters more if there were a gracious message from back bench Members?

Mr. Whitelaw

Frankly, I do not think that entirely fair. The review body are speeding up their proceedings as fast as they possibly can, and I can only say that I hope the hon. Member will play his part in speeding up other proceedings.