HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 c271W
50. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the President of the Council what proposals she has to ensure that the Office Costs Allowance reflects actual office costs. [83460]

Mrs. Beckett

The level of the Office Costs Allowance is reviewed regularly by the independent Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB). The current maximum reflects the recommendations in its 1996 Report, as uprated by the RPI index. The SSRB will be assessing Office Costs Allowance again in its review of Parliamentary pay and allowances next year.