HC Deb 03 May 1954 vol 527 cc5-6W
41. Mr. McGovern

asked the hon. Member for Woolwich, West, as Chair man of the Kitchen Committee, the number of hon. Members of this House who owe bills for over six months: if he will state the names and amounts owed by hon. Members; and what procedure is adopted to recover these amounts

Mr. Steward

Whilst there has, in the past, been delay by some hon. Members in paying their accounts, at the present time there is no account owing by any hon. Member which has been outstanding for over six months. The procedure adopted for sending out bills is that an account goes out to each Member at the end of the week in which he or she incurs any expenditure; thereafter generally at fortnightly intervals.