§ Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Lord President of the Council whether in the next review of secretarial allowances, he will ensure that secretaries of Members who die are treated no worse in salary protection terms than Members who are defeated at a General Election.
§ Mr. Foot
The terms and conditions of employment of a Member's secretary
HOUSE OF COMMONS VOTE £ £ Members' Salaries 3,921,559.00 Members' Expenses 4,619,783.00 Contributions to Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund 985,519.00 9,526,861.00 Staff Salaries 2,783,243.00 Retired Allowances 277,238.00 3,015,481.00 General Expenses 1,198,219.00 Refreshment Department (Contribution towards staff costs during the periods of recess in 1976–77 and towards the payment of interest on the Consolidated Fund Loan.) 143,997.00 Members' Fund (Grant in Aid) 15,000.00 Police 294,185.00 14,193,743.00 TREASURY Salaries and Allowances 40,000.00 CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT Parliamentary Printing and Stationery 5,279,000.00 Office Machinery 86,000.00 5,365,000.00 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Salaries, Wages etc. 1,060,000.00 Capital Expenditure (New Works and Improvements) 1,341,000.00 Current Expenditure and Repairs 1,078,000.00 3,479,000.00
are matters to be agreed between the individual Member and his secretary. However, this suggestion can be examined when the principles of payment of the secretarial allowances are next substantively reviewed.