HC Deb 18 March 1941 vol 370 cc41-2W
Mr. Denman

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, during the last war, it was the practice to pay to Members accepting Government employment, whether in civil or armed service, the salary appropriate either to their Parliamentary duties or to their Government work and not both; and whether that is still the practice?

Captain Crookshank

As regards hon. Members serving in His Majesty's Forces. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hallam (Mr. Jennings) on 5th March, 1940, of which I am sending him a copy. As regards civil employment during the present war similar considerations apply. During the last war, so far as I am aware, no question regarding such employment arose; no enactment corresponding to the House of Commons Disqualification (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1941, was in force. I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind civil employment other than in a Ministerial post.

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