HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 c263W
Mr. John Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the reason for the provision in the European Assembly (Salaries and Pensions) Bill which stipulates that an hon. Member elected to the European Assembly on the basis of a dual mandate shall not be entitled to a salary in respect of his duties in the Assembly.

Mr. Brittan

In deciding on this provision the Government took account of the fact that none of the other Community countries except the Republic of Ireland will be paying two full salaries to dual mandate Members of the European Assembly.