House Committees: Salary

Leader of the House written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Leader of the House which chairmen of House Committees receive a salary in addition to that of an hon. Member to reflect their role as chairman.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Minister of State (Government Equalities Office), The Leader of the House of Commons , Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Under the resolutions of the House of 30 October 2003 and 13 July 2005 relating to pay for chairmen of Select Committees, the chairmen of the departmental Select Committees appointed under Standing Order No. 152, together with the chairmen of the Environmental Audit, European Scrutiny, Public Accounts, Public Administration, Regulatory Reform, Administration, Finance and Services, Liaison, Procedure, Selection and Standards and Privileges Select Committees, and the chairmen of the Joint Committees on Human Rights and on Statutory Instruments, receive an additional salary in respect of their role as chairmen. A total of 31 hon. Members receive such a salary.

Under the Resolution of the House of 13 July relating to pay for chairmen of Standing Committees (now General Committees), the members of the Chairmen's Panel—in addition to the three Deputy Speakers also receive an additional (graduated) salary, unless they are already in receipt of such a salary as chairman of a Select Committee. A total of 32 hon. Members receive such a salary.

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