Ministers and Members (Remuneration)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1964.

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Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 16th November 1964

As I explained in my statement, it is a straight increase in that sense from £1,750 to £3,250, but in computing the amount it was right to recommend the Lawrence Committee considered that the £750 of Parliamentary expenses was far too small in the light of modern costs and that, therefore, a notional figure of £1,250 should be included. The whole amount is subject to tax in the ordinary way subject to deductions for proved Parliamentary expenses.