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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 17th January 2008.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative, Wells 11:31 am, 17th January 2008

On Members' pay, does the Leader of the House agree that if the proposed Lisbon treaty is ratified more powers would be transferred away from this House, and it would therefore be right for our pay to be reduced? Will she ask the Senior Salaries Review Body to recalculate its proposals in view of that reduction of powers? It would obviously be wrong for us to be paid more when our control over legislation and policy is reduced. The same thing should apply to ministerial salaries, particularly those of the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister.

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Ron Forrest
Posted on 19 Jan 2008 10:53 am (Report this annotation)

As Parliament has become little more than a rubber stamp for EU legislation it is the equivalent of a large county council. Could not the pay of MPs therefore be linked to what councillors are paid ?