§ Mr. Biffen
The numbers of hon. Members who drew their full parliamentary salaries in the years in question were:
Number 1979–80 633 1980–81 633 1981–82 629 1982–83 631
Currently—1983–84–648 hon. Members are drawing full parliamentary salary.
It is regretted that the information relating to the expenses of hon. Members can only be provided at disproportionate cost.