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Communications Allowance

Leader of the House written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Tyrie Andrew Tyrie Conservative, Chichester

To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1225W, on the communications allowance, what representations she has received supporting an increase in the communications allowance by more than the rate of inflation; and what assessment she has made of such representations.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

I have received no such representations. The communications allowance is uprated each year in line with the retail prices index. This follows the recommendations of the report of the Members Estimate Committee (HC 182, 2006-07) which was approved by the House on 28 March 2007.

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