HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 cc155-6W
Mr. Norman Lamont

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will give an assurance that the reports of the Review Board on Top Salaries will not be implemented for any other groups before that on hon. Members' salaries is implemented.

Mr. Foot:

I appreciate the sentiment behind the hon. Member's Question, but I cannot give such an assurance. Under the 12–months rule, Members' salaries are not now due to be increased before the anniversary of their phase 2 increase on 13th June 1977, and I cannot say that no increase will be given before next June to groups who received their phase 2 increase before Members did and whose pay was last reported on by the Review Body before it reported on Members' pay. The Government will continue to be guided by their counter-inflation policy in considering the implementation of the salaries recommended by the Review Body

Mr. Norman Lamont

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the salaries of hon. Members, expressed in United States dollars, and of Members of Parliament in each of the countries of the Community in 1977.

Mr. Foot:

The basic annual salaries of parliamentarians in the EEC countries compare as follows:

National Currency US Dollars
United Kingdom £6,270 11,350
Belgium 1,310,277 BF 37,050
Denmark 128,240 Kr 21,000
Federal Republic of Germany. 90,000 DM 39,900
France 98,000 FF 40,750
Ireland £6,069 11,000
Italy 15,428,956 Lire 17,550
Luxembourg 282,000 Lux. F 7,950
Netherlands 51,255–80,518 Fl 21,050–33,100

is table takes no account of supplementary allowances and other entitlements.

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