§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been paid by way of financial assistance to Opposition parties for each year since the scheme was started.
§ Mr. Channon
I have been asked to reply.
The pay of assistant secretaries in the Civil Service is determined in accordance with the Civil Service pay agreements and there are no plans for a pay link to any single outside group, such as Members of Parliament.