§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether, when next giving consideration to the salaries of hon. Members, he will bear in mind or refer to any appropriate Committee for purposes of comparison, 133W the fact that the part-time advisers to Select Committees receive for their part-time employment daily rates of between £22 to £70 per day, plus all of the expenses as paid to hon. Members and that these sums are payable in addition to normal pay and outside earnings from public and other sources.
§ Mr. Biffen
The Government will bear in mind a wide range of factors when considering hon. Member' salaries. However, the fees paid to specialist advisers to Select Committees are linked to the salary scales of university teachers and the work of such advisers bears no relationship to the work of hon. Members. Direct comparisons would not therefore be relevant in determining the salaries of hon. Members.