Members (Salaries and Allowances)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th June 1956.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 28th June 1956

Is not the Prime Minister aware that the only people in the country who have to meet the cost of their postaees, their travelling, the cost of living away from their homes and other expenses connected with their jobs are Members of Parliament? As they cannot, for example, be held in any way responsible for, nor can they control, increased postage costs because of the numbers of people who write to them, does the right hon. Gentleman not think that he should look at this subject and, if he cannot accept the suggestion contained in the Question, suggest some other means of dealing with the problem?