Members' Pay (Expression of Opinion)

– in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 5th July 2001.

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Amendment proposed: (a), to leave out from the second 'House' to end and insert—

'(1) the Resolution of this House of 10th July 1996 relating to Members' salaries be rescinded; and

(2) for each year starting with 1st April from 2002 onwards, the salary of a Member shall be increased by the average of the percentage increase recommended in that year by the Nurses', School Teachers', and Doctors' and Dentists' Pay Review Bodies.'—[Mr. Mullin.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 66, Noes 260.

Division number 12

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Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put:

The House divided: Ayes 276, Noes 42.

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Resolved,

That, in the opinion of this House, the following provision should be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House—

(1) In respect of service in the period starting with 20th June 2001 and ending with 31st March 2002 the salary of a Member shall be increased by £2,000 per annum.

(2) That salary shall be increased by a further £2,000 per annum from 1st April 2002.

(3) The increases referred to above shall be additional to any increase resulting from the operation of paragraph (2) of the Resolution of this House of 10th July 1996.