§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in view of the fact that wage, salary and other income grants to public servants have varied between 11, 12 and 17 per cent., and that national average incomes have risen by 17 per cent. over the past 12 months, to what extent he expects to increase hon. Members' salaries, on this basis or that as now offered to the Civil Service.
§ Mr. Pym
Hon. Members will receive an increase in salary to £13,150 per annum with effect from 13 June 1981, this being the third stage of the increase approved by the House in July 1979 and updated by 9.6 per cent. in July 1980. No decision has yet been taken on any further increase. The Government will make proposals at the appropriate time in the light of the general economic circumstances.