HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 cc395-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in view of the fact that 99 per cent. of Members of the House of Lords have incomes of various sorts, that some have several sources from Government funds, that many have gross incomes of as much as £10,000 to £50,000 per annum and that the present tax-free attendance allowances represent large sums per day on a taxed basis, whether he will bear this in mind when dealing with this subject so far as the Boyle committee recommendations are concerned.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The Members of another place do not receive an attendance allowance. They may reclaim only a reimbursement, within defined limits, of certain of the expenses they incur in attending sittings of their House. The recommendations made in the twelfth report from the Review Body on Top Salaries make no change to this general arrangement.