HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c679W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether a Member of Parliament attending meetings of a Select Committee or a Departmental Committee during the periods when Parliament is not in Session is entitled to any expenses?


Members of Parliament who are appointed on Royal Commissions or Departmental Committees outside the scope of their Parliamentary duties are allowed the usual scale of expenses for attendance at meetings in London when Parliament is not sitting. But attendance of a Member at a Select Committee is analogous to attendance at the House itself, and I do not think that expenses should be allowed for meetings of such Committees in London, even if Parliament is not in Session, on the analogy of the Civil servant.