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Lord Chancellor (Salary)

Part of Schedule 16 – in the House of Commons at 12:12 am on 10th April 1989.

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Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams , Swansea West 12:12 am, 10th April 1989

I do not remember—perhaps the hon. Gentleman will remind me—when the Chief of the Defence Staff has led any troops into battle. The moment that the hon. Gentleman can convince me that that is the case I will concede that he has made a point. It is absurd that the Lord Chancellor receives £37,000 more than the Speaker of the House, who also has responsibilities—within his salary payment—as a Member of Parliament.