HC Deb 22 July 1946 vol 425 cc296-7W
100. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the hon. and gallant Member for Ayr and Bute, Northern (Sir C. MacAndrew) as representing the House of Commons Members' Fund Trustees, what steps are contemplated either to reduce the contributions to this fund or expand the benefits payable.

Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew

The Trustees operating the House of Commons Members' Fund are governed by the Act of 1939; under its provisions they have no power to reduce the contributions or increase the benefits. Any changes such as suggested in the Question could not be carried out without legislation. A Return was presented to the House stating the financial position of the Fund and ordered to be printed on 3rd July, 1946.