§ Mr. Alexander
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what arrangements are communicated to former hon. Members in regard to their financial entitlements as a result of their ceasing to be Members after the last general election.
§ Mr St. John-Stevas
A memorandum which contained details of the severance payment and winding-up allowance for defeated Members was sent to all Members on 3 April 1979, and I am sending a copy to my hon. Friend. After the general election, a separate letter was sent to all retiring and defeated Members about their superannuation entitlements.