§ Mr. Marten
asked the Lord President of the Council when the Boyle Committee on Members' pay and allowances last reported; and when he expects it next to report.
§ Mr. Foot
The Review Body on Top Salaries last reported on the subject of Members' pay and allowances in June 1975 (Cmnd. 6136) and July 1976 (Cmnd. 6574). Members' pay and allowances are not part of the standing remit of the Review Body and no further reference has been made since those two reports were presented. I intend that the House should have the opportunity to consider the whole general issue of Members' pay as soon as practicable.