HC Deb 24 March 1953 vol 513 c82W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net income received by a Member of Parliament after payment of normal taxation at the time on his gross salary of £400 per annum, in 1911, £600 in 1937 and £1,000 in 1946, and at the latest stated date, using as the basis, normal tax reliefs allowed to a married man with one child.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Assuming that the Member has no other income, the figures are as follows:

Gross income Net income after tax
£ £
1911–12 400 391
1937–38 600 582
1946–47 1,000 775
1952–53 1,000 885

Except in 1911–12 the tax has been calculated on the assumption that a deduction of £100 from the gross salary would be claimed for expenses. To the extent that the expenses claimed exceeded that amount the tax would be reduced and the net income after tax increased.