HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc31-2W
92. Mr. Deeds

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to publish the necessary regula- to its present level, taking the£ sterling as then having a purchasing value of 20 shillings, and similar details for the rise in charges for stationery supplied to hon. Members, and taxation, since the same date.

Mr. Harold Lever

The purchasing value of a Member of Parliament's salary in mid-October, 1967, taking the purchasing value of the£ sterling as 20 shillings in mid-October, 1964, is£2,939.

With regard to the second part of the Question prices for stationery items available to Members have remained unchanged since 1965 but are expected to be adjusted shortly; some will be increased and others reduced.

As regards taxation the table below shows what taxation would have been in 1964–65 if the new salary level had applied for the whole year, and also what it will amount to in 1967–68, on the following assumptions: the figures are for a married man without children, with no other source of income, and make no provision for expenses nor for any other reliefs or allowances.

tions under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1967.

Mr. Callaghan

My aim is to make the regulations about notification early in the new year and those about prescribing in the spring. I hope to consult the medical profession on these regulations shortly.

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