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Other payments to MPs and Peers

Whilst people are at it we really should consider what other payments are made to members of the House of Commons and House of Lords. In the lords there is no "salary" only "expenses".

Ministers' and other Office‐holders' salaries: 1 April 2008
Salaries of Ministers and other office‐holders detailed in this table are the maximum available; post holders may accept a lesser salary. Where it has been announced that post holders are drawing a lesser salary this is noted.
Ministers (with the exception of those who are provided with an official residence or any Lords’ Ministers who receive Night Subsistence Allowance) may choose to receive £2,916 London Supplement or, if eligible, to retain the Additional Cost Allowance.

Office‐holders in House of Commons
Ministerial Entitlement (£) Total (including parliamentary salary of £63,291) (£)
Prime Minister 130,959 194,250
Cabinet Minister 78,575 141,866
Lord Chancellor 78,575 141,866
Government Chief Whip 78,575 141,866
Minister of State 40,759 104,050
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State 30,937 94,228
Solicitor General 68,464 131,755
Advocate General 68,464 131,755
Government Deputy Chief Whip 40,759 104,050
Government Whip 26,231 89,522
Assistant Government Whip 26,231 89,522
Leader of the Opposition 72,529 141,820
Opposition Chief Whip 40,759 104,050
Deputy Opposition Chief Whip 26,231 89,522
Speaker 78,575 141,866
Chairman of Ways and Means (Deputy Speaker) 40,759 104,050
First Deputy Chairman of Ways & Means (Deputy Speaker) 35,823 99,114
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways & Means (Deputy Speaker) 35,823 99,114

These are the figures for the House of Lords. Ordinary peers only get paid through "expenses" and have no salary defined as a salary.

Office‐holders in House of Lords (No parliamentary salary)
Entitlement (£)
Lord Speaker 106,653
Cabinet Minister 106,653
Minister of State 83,275
Parliamentary Under Secretary 72,529
Attorney General 111,574
Advocate General 96,854
Government Chief Whip 83,275
Government Deputy Chief Whip 72,529
Government Whip 67,068
Leader of the Opposition 72,529
Opposition Chief Whip 67,068
Chairman of Committees 83,275
Principal Deputy Chairman 77,689


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