Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will provide the evidential basis for her statement to the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee on 21 November 2018 that between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2018 £8,504,716 was spent on salaries for Members of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning Assembly; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The budget for the payment of salaries to MLAs, along with the associated financial figures, is held by the Assembly Commission which is the corporate body of the NI Assembly. The Commission confirmed that between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2018, £8,504,716 has been paid in salaries to Members of the Legislative Assembly.

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