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 William Shepherd Mr William Shepherd , Cheadle 12:00 am, 16th November 1964

Can the Prime Minister give consideration to the question of limiting the amount of living expenses which a Member will now be able to claim, since it is conceivable that the richest may benefit most unless this is attended to? Secondly, will the right hon. Gentleman give consideration to devising some means whereby it would be no longer possible for Members, when they are adequately paid, to draw sums of money from outside organisations for representing the interests of those organisations in this House?