HL Deb 30 April 1998 vol 589 cc35-6WA
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. (a) both the total salary bill of peers in receipt of official salaries (exclusive of ministerial salaries) and the total expenditure on peers' expenses claims in relation to parliamentary attendance, over the last parliamentary Session; and
  2. (b) both the total salary bill (exclusive of ministerial salaries), and the total expense allowances (personal and secretarial) for Members of Parliament over the same period. [HL1547]

The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard)

The information requested is not available by parliamentary session. However, the table below sets out the figures for the financial year 1997–98:

Peers MPs
Total salary bill (£) 156,026 *42,011,687
Total expenditure allowances bill (£) 6,436,601 *51,800,402
*Provisional figures. Also include general election expenses.