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The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne): When the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1993 was debated by this House my predecessor, the noble Lord, Lord Wakeham, announced the Government's decision that in another place Ministers and others covered by the Ministerial and other Salaries Order should, in 1994 and henceforth, normally receive the same percentage increase in their ministerial salaries as do Members of Parliament in respect of their salaries. The Government also intended that Ministers in this House should normally receive the same cash increase as their counterparts in the other place, taking account of their combined ministerial and reduced parliamentary salaries.
That arrangement will be applied this year giving Ministers in the other place an increase of 2.7 per cent. in their ministerial salaries. Under an existing resolution they will also receive the same percentage increase in their reduced parliamentary salaries. Ministers in this House will receive the corresponding overall cash increase.
|Current salary £||New salary £|
|Minister of State||30,307||31,125|
|Parliamentary Under Secretary||23,002||23,623|
|Government Chief Whip||35,650||36,613|
|Government Deputy Chief Whip||30,307||31,125|
|Assistant Government Whip||19,502||20,029|
|Leader of the Opposition (actual)||37,495||38,507|
|Leader of the Opposition (nominal)||39,272||40,332|
|Opposition Chief Whip||30,307||31,125|
|Assistant Opposition Whip||19,502||20,029|
|Chairman of Ways and Means||30,307||31,125|
|First Dep. Chairman of Ways and Means||26,636||27,355|
|Second Dep. Chairman of Ways and Means||26,636||27,355|
|Minister of State||48,835||50,328|
|Parliamentary Under Secretary||41,065||42,361|
|Lord Chancellor||Apr 96||Apr 96|
|Government Chief Whip||48,835||50,328|
|Government Deputy Chief Whip||41,065||42,361|
|Leader of the Opposition||41,065||42,361|
|Opposition Chief Whip||37,111||38,313|
|Chairman of Committees||48,835||50,328|
|Principal Dep. Chairman of Committees||44,856||46,349|
|Minister in neither House|
|Solicitor General (Scotland)||47,697||48,985|
|Member of Parliament||33,189||34,085|
|Reduced Parliamentary Salary||24,985||25,660|
Note 1: The Speaker has opted to take the salary of a Cabinet Minister in the House of Commons.
Note 2: The Lord Chancellor's Salary is set separately by Section 3 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991.
Note 3: Mr. Blair declined the 4.7% increase on 1.1.95.