HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc308-9W
Mr. Duncan

To ask the Lord President of the Council what will be the differential between the salaries of Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament in 1995; and what it was in 1965.

Mr. Newton

In 1965 the salary of a Cabinet Minister was £8,500, and that of a Member of Parliament £3,250, a ratio of 2.6:1; from January 1995 the comparable figureprovided for by the draft Ministerial Salaries Order 1994 would be £42,834 for a Cabinet Minister against a Member's salary of £33,189 under the resolution of 3 November 1993, giving a ratio of 1.3:1.