HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc412-3W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Lord President of the Council what was the salary of a Member in May 1965; and what it would have to be currently, to the latest available date, to have the same purchasing power as in May 1965.

Mr. Foot

The Members' salary in May 1965 was £3,250. Increasing that salary in line with the movement in the index of retail prices between May 1965 and March 1978 produces a figure of £10,627.