Tag Archive for ministerial salaries

Attending Cabinet

Lord Norton

The House last night voted by 177 votes to 29 in support of a motion by Baroness Boothroyd that welcomed Baroness Stowell as Leader of the House, but regretted the decision of the PM to diminish the standing of the House by not making her a full member of Cabinet and requesting him to reconsider…

Unpaid ministers

Lord Norton

There is a statutory limit on the number of ministers who can sit in the House of Commons, whether paid or unpaid, and a statutory limit on the number of ministers who can receive a ministerial salary.  As a result, this Government, like its predecessor, has appointed a number of unpaid ministers, especially in the Lords. …

Ministers without pay

Lord Norton

A Prime Minister can appoint as many ministers as he or she wishes.  However, there is a statutory limit on the number that can be in receipt of a ministerial salary.  Under the Ministers and Other Salaries Act 1975, no more than 109 ministers can be in receipt of salaries.  Under the House of Commons…