HC Deb 30 January 1980 vol 977 cc636-7W
Mr. Mike Thomas

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish in the Official Report the latest information available to him regarding the pay and allowances of parliamentarians in other countries, including West Germany and the United States of America, in the form in which it appears in appendix D of Cmnd. 7598.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The information in the appendix referred to was collected as a special exercise for the Review Body on Top Salaries report. However, in recent years, embassies in the EEC and certain other countries have supplied information in standard form—covering pay, special allowances, secretarial services, travel concessions, and postage and telephone services—about once every year, but totally disproportionate costs would be incurred in extending the scope of these exercises.