HC Deb 22 May 1979 vol 967 cc74-5W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the additional public expenditure would be per annum if the most recent Boyle committee recommendation on hon. Members' salaries were fully implemented; and whether he will give consideration to these recommendations.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Full implementation of the recommendation contained in the Review Body on Top Salaries' seventh report—Cmnd. 6136—would cost about £0.7 million per annum. As the hon. Member is aware, the general issue of Members' pay is currently the subject of a further review by the TSRB. A report is expected shortly, which the Government will then consider with all due speed.